The Daily Poem: My Orcha'd in Linden Lea

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This poem is by the 19th-century Dorset poet William Barnes, and appears in The Faber Book of Vernacular Verse (ed. Tom Paulin, pounds 9.99). For a discussion of the influence and power of Barnes's work, turn to the Book Review on the Comment page (page 16), where Michael Glover reviews Andrew Motion's edition of Barnes's Selected Poems (Penguin). All this week, the Daily Poem will feature poems written in non-standard English.