Tuesday 12 January 2010


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

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