Tuesday, 12 January 2010

smallBIG


I had no idea that something so small
(the birth of three golden chicks)
could be so big
(I am totally smitten)

I watch them learning day by day
and am surprised by their rapid growth.

I watch them understanding the language of
"here is food" which elicits a certain call
"here is danger" which elicits another

when at the age of four days the chickens came out
and a crow flew over

the young chicken ran for cover under a plank
hardwired?

"Is not the core of nature, in the heart of man?"

8 comments:

  1. It really is such a wonder-- all babies of all animals are so cute and adorable.. even when my one year old grandson comes to visit we all just sit around and watch him play and toddle around.

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  2. Oh congratulations! What a wonderful way to start the new year. XX

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  3. a wonderful cheery post... your chicks or chooks? or are chooks BIG chicks? how nice to be smitten .. to bask in delight. small and big.

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  4. chicklets, how wonderful!
    xx

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  5. Imagine you smitten...that smittens me (is dat wel goed engels?)

    liefs
    yvette

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  6. lovely to see the new life in the little chicks.we in kilkenny still remember metamorphosis of a teapot , you did back in the 70,s a few old potters send good wishes.

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  7. hey kilkenny folk please leave a contact address. who are you and who are the old potters?

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  8. cooee spronky, we have something in common. chooks and port pirie xx

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