My foreign language teacher just sent us the poem.But I really can't understand the meaning of it which was written by Richard Wilbur.Could you please help me with it?Thank you very much!~
A Black November Turkey
Nine white chickens come
With haunchy walk and heads
Jabbing among the chips,the chaff,the stones
And the conhusk-shreds.
And bit by bit infringe
A pond of dusty light,
Spectral in shadow until they bobbingly one
By one ignite.
Neither pale or bright,
The turkey-cocked parades
Through radiant squalors,darkly suspicious as
The ace of spades,
Himself his own cortege
And puffed with the pomp of death,
Rehearsing over and over with strangled rale
His latest breath.
The vast black body floats
Above the crossing knees
As a cloud over the thrashed branches,a calm ship
Over choppy seas,
Shuddering its fan and feathers
In fine soft clashes
With the cold sound that the wind makes,fondling
The pale-blue bony head
Set on its shepheard's-crook
Like a saint's death-,ask,turns a vague,superb
And timeless look
Upon these clocking hens
And the cocks that one by one,
Dawn after mortal dawn,with vulgar joy
Acclaim the sun.
It is not suitable for people studying English as a foreign language IMHO. I am a native speaker of English and I can barely understand it.