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Subject: HENS
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BOY AND EGG, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Every few minutes, he wants
Last Line: Or the rest of the day.
Subject(s): Birds; Chickens; Eggs; Hens


BUCOLIC COMEDY: COUNTRY COUSIN: VARIATION 1, by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In summer when the rose-bushes
Last Line: But oh, the treasure heaven gains.
Subject(s): Hens; Death Animals


CLUCKING HEN, by ANN HAWKSHAW    Poem Source                
First Line: Pray will you take a walk with me
Last Line: And 'cockadoodle doo!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Aunt Effie; Hawkshawe, Ann; Jackson, Ann
Subject(s): Hens


FLOCK OF GUINEA HENS SEEN FROM A CAR, by EUDORA WELTY    Poem Source                
First Line: The lute and the pear are your half sisters
Last Line: The whole world knows you've never yet given up the secret of where you've hidden your nests
Subject(s): Guinea Hens


GUINEA FOWL, by WINIFRED MARY LETTS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Guinea Hens


HEN, by MATTHIAS CLAUDIUS    Poem Source                
First Line: Was once a hen of wit not small
Alternate Author Name(s): Asmus
Subject(s): Hens


HEN, by ZBIGNIEW HERBERT    Poem Source                
First Line: The hen is the best example of what living constantly with humans leads to
Last Line: The hen brings to mind certain poets
Subject(s): Hens


HENHOUSE, by HARRY EDMUND MARTINSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The hens, arriving early from the day's pickings
Last Line: Her fluttering eyelids shutting out the world
Subject(s): Farm Life; Hens; Roosters; Sleep


HENS, by ELIZABETH MADOX ROBERTS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The night was coming very fast
Last Line: She pushed her head close into her wing %but nothing answered anything
Subject(s): Hens


HENS OF ORIPO, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The aged hens of oripo, %they tempt the stormy sea
Last Line: O! Oo! Oripo-oo! The hens of oripo!
Subject(s): Eggs; Hens


JANET WAKING, by JOHN CROWE RANSOM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautifully janet slept
Subject(s): Death; Hens; Dead, The


JANET WAKING, by JOHN CROWE RANSOM    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautifully janet slept
Last Line: And would not be instructed in how deep %was the forgetful kingdom of death
Subject(s): Death; Hens


MISSING THE BO IN THE HENHOUSE, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In here, caught by the storm. How the rain beats
Last Line: Commend me to the storm. Good night, good night
Subject(s): Chickens; Hens


MOTHERHOOD, by CHARLES STUART CALVERLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She laid it where the sunbeams fall
Last Line: "and only hear the noise she's making!"
Subject(s): Eggs; Hens; Ingenuity


OLD HEN SCRATCHES, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Then looks, scratched then looks. %my life
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Hens; Life; Nature; Old Age; Self


PITCH O' PINE SONNETSL 3. CLEM'S FOOL, by WINIFRED VIRGINIA JACKSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Clem told the 'squire that ben was growing strong
Last Line: Sore stabbed the 'squire, -- 'twas clem the burden bore.
Subject(s): Children; Geese; Hens; Physicians; Childhood; Doctors


POEMS FROM NA KEIKI O HAWAII: PRAYER FOR BIDDY, by BEATRICE KIRSTEN HOFGAARD    Poem Text                
First Line: Biddy wouldn't eat her corn
Last Line: "she'll be all dead by then."
Subject(s): Hens; Prayer


REUBEN, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That very time I saw, (but thou couldst not)
Last Line: In henly meditation, bullet free.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Guns; Hens; Agriculture; Farmers


THE BOOTED HENS, by JOSEPH FRANCIS CARLIN MACDONNELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In secret places strange and wild
Last Line: That scratches on the graves of men.
Alternate Author Name(s): Carlin, Francis
Subject(s): Hens


THE HEARTY HEN, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A happy old hen met a discontented duck
Last Line: "cluck! Cluck! Cluck!"
Subject(s): Hens


THE HEN, by MATTHIAS CLAUDIUS    Poem Text                
First Line: A famous hen's my story's theme
Last Line: "and then -- review it."
Alternate Author Name(s): Asmus
Subject(s): Hens; Ingenuity


THE HEN AND THE HONEY-BEE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "a lazy hen, -- the story goes"
Last Line: Are doing all the useful labor!
Subject(s): Bees;hens;insects;labor & Laborers; Beekeeping;bugs


THE HENS, by ELIZABETH MADOX ROBERTS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The night was coming very fast
Subject(s): Hens


THE PIG AND THE HEN, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The pig and the hen / both got in one pen
Subject(s): Hens; Pigs; Relationships; Anger; Friendship


WHITE HEN, by FREDERICK R. MCCREARY    Poem Text                
First Line: Then the wind-ruffled white hen of march
Last Line: Cool-handed april and may!
Subject(s): April; Chickens; Hens; March (month); May (month)