Poems of the Week

Cross Grain

by Iris Herriot

“France: Mysterious ‘Templar’ [Cross] Sign In Cornfield Attracts Thousands Of Tourists
In a rather shocking incident, a giant crop circle appeared out of the blue
in Northern France and is now responsible for drawing people in huge flocks.”


This rather shocking incident
Left yards of corn severely bent:
Drawn by the rumours of these shocks,
Voyeurs arrived in urban flocks
To see, descended from the blue,
A huge Cross sign! (Cross farmer, too.)