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POET OF THE MONTH

Dawn Cawton


Some things in life are free

by Webmaster, 5th February 2022

Some things in life are free

The cost-of-living crisis is in danger of becoming the new pandemic. But as we finally see the back of the latter, it's important we keep a sense of perspective on the former, in the face of a sensationalist 24-hour news agenda. Yes, prices are going up, but there's more to life than money.

Dawn Cawton from Bromyard in Herefordshire captures this perfectly in her untitled poem (we're going to call it Up The Hill). Country girl Dawn grew up in Weobley, also in Herefordshire, and points to her dad as inspiration for her poem.

"We used to deliver to farmers in the Welsh mountains," reveals Dawn "Dips, drenchs etc. My dad was John Jeffs, he had a shop in Hereford Cattle Market."

 

POET OF THE MONTH:
DAWN CAWTON

 

UP THE HILL

Up to the hills I went,

Farmer's money already spent,

Cows and sheep were well looked after,

No extra money for wife and daughter!

Come the time for food 'n' fodder,

No-one's short of love 'n' laughter.

 

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