How now brown cow

Their conker coloured coats
glisten in the March sunshine
like beacons on the hilltop.
The gentle sound of grazing,
reaches the ears, as worn teeth
pluck mouthfuls of juicy grass.
The small herd faces eastwards
as if by prior agreement, the laws
of nature, or animal intuition.
Broad foreheads and
large, round, soft eyes all
give the impression of kindness.
An integral part of the landscape,
last year’s calves are maturing,
each one part of a collective,
yet unique in colour, size and shape.
Some have coats as curly as kale
where dew has made them crinkly.
Such contentment and peace
in these innocent young creatures.

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© Vicky Newham 2012. All rights reserved

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About Vicky Newham

Vicky Newham is a writer, living in Whitstable, Kent. She writes crime fiction, psychological thrillers and science fiction. Her main projects are novels, but she also writes short stories, flash fiction, non-fiction articles and some poetry.
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