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The Duck Startles By Jamie Poole (JOHN CLARE POEM)

The wild duck startles like a sudden thought, This is a collage artwork based on the poem by Northamptonshire Artist John Clare (1793-1864) called 'Autumn Birds'. Jamie has made this artwork whilst on a canal boat trip at Oundle Mill in the Nene Valley Northamptonshire. This 'painting' was made using the printed words of the poem with his collage technique known as 'text painting'. Words were cut, torn and layered to evoke the beauty of the wildlife and countryside surrounding his home in the United Kingdom. Below is the poem this card is based on. You can even read parts of the poems in the card.
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A5 Greeting Card

The wild duck startles like a sudden thought,

And heron slow as if it might be caught.

The flopping crows on weary wings go by

And grey beard jackdaws noising as they fly.

The crowds of starnels whizz and hurry by,

And darken like a clod the evening sky.

The larks like thunder rise and suthy round,

Then drop and nestle in the stubble ground.

The wild swan hurries hight and noises loud

With white neck peering to the evening clowd.

The weary rooks to distant woods are gone.

With lengths of tail the magpie winnows on

To neighbouring tree, and leaves the distant crow

While small birds nestle in the edge below.

John Clare