Poems of the Week

Goat Note

by Julia Griffin

For Tam

“‘Singing’ goat causes giggling fits at Worcester Cathedral service”
BBC News

Oh praise ye the Lord!
The cocks, how they crew!
The lions all roared;
The lambs did so too.

All things that give sound
Joined in with a will:
Giraffes stamped the ground;
The larks trilled their fill;

Each jubilant chord
Was chattered and cooed,
And snorted and snored:
The cows’ mooey mood

Re-echoed around.
The goat then, unfloored,
Made humans give sound.
Oh praise ye the Lord!