This poem briefly states the rituals surround bird shooting season. Stanza one of the poem shows the behaviour of the men during the season ‘make marriage with their guns’ and ‘My father’s house turns macho’.
In contrast, stanza two shows the behaviour of the women during the season. Women prepare food items for the man to take with them.
In stanza 3 the men prepare to leave in the dark and finally in stanza 4 we see the contrasting reaction between the boys (longing to grow) and the girls (feeling sorry for the birds).