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Spring Calves

April 10, 2012

Spring Calves

Early workday morning
Driving the edge
Between city and country.
Houses on my right
Pasture on my left,
My mind a list of things

Still not done, with
More to do, in the
Moment of dawn when the
Kiss of sunlight and dew
Blinds with its brilliance,
I saw them.

They charged into my day
These two whitefaced cherubs
With little more than a month of
Living behind them, and my heart
Kicked and cavorted with these two,
My face springing, spreading into
The smile of a child full of
Herself and of life. 

The day no less
Hectic because of the
Dance we shared, my
Step would stay lighter,
My smile longer, held
By the image of
Two spring calves.

Perhaps a harried, weary
Traveler will find his
Rest as he discovers babies
Napping in the noon
Sun like two small blankets
Wrapped ’round a sleeping child. 

As for me, I’m glad
I saw you greet the dawn.

© Paulann Condray Canty, 1991 

6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2012 12:24 pm

    Beautiful!!! You are an amazing poet!!
    Andrea xxx

    • April 18, 2012 4:09 pm

      Thank you, Andrea! I think poems sometimes track us down, or appear in an unexpected moment, and beg to be written. I’m both amazed and grateful that sometimes they come to me. Thank you again for reading and sharing your thoughts!

  2. April 24, 2012 6:05 pm


    I nominate you for the HUG award! HUG!!!



    for guidelines!

    Peace to you my Friend!


  3. May 6, 2012 10:56 pm

    Hello you…

    just thinking of you and missing your wit and wisdom

    know you are loved out here…

    XO Jen

    • May 24, 2012 4:17 pm

      Thanks Jen!! I will be back soon! This spring seems to have been calling the shots about how and where I’ve spent my time. I’m counting on the pace of summer to be more malleable. Thanks for hanging in there with me ~ Paulann. 🙂

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