Basil Bunting

3 Birthday Greeting
Gone to hunt, and my brothers,
but the hut is clean, said the girl
I have curds, besides whey.

Pomegranates, traveller;
butter, if you need it,
in a bundle of cress.

Soft, so soft, my bed.
Few come this road.
I am not married — yet

today I am fourteen years old.

spoken = Chris Daniels