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Poem about a ploughman | 02-Sep-14

Enquirer is looking for a poem about a ploughman leaving his plough and disappearing. They think it's a very old poem, possibly from the middle ages, not "Why Brownlee Left" by Paul Muldoon.

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Do you know this poem? Do you have any clues to help us find it?


William Langland's 'Piers Plowman'? It's a 14th century poem written in various forms, the most read being the A, B and C texts.
Charlie Hooper

I think this might be William Morris' 'Jason's Ploughing'; if not, possibly William Langland's 'William's Vision of Piers Plowman' - Dix Schofield (former plough-hand)
Dix Schofield

Could it be "Follower" by Seamus Heaney?
" My father ploughed with a horse Plough..."
Melanie Coulthard

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