shimmer of life

 

flashlight searches cattle herd

shines on curly white forehead

 

newborn calf, wet in moonlight

cow’s warm tongue licking clean

 

baby rides shiny cart to barn

gleam of mama’s watchful eyes

 

colostrum drips from suckled teat

sheen of pitchforked straw

 

farmer’s smile shimmers thankful pride

 


Joining dVerse poets for Victoria’s quadrille (44 word) “shimmer” challenge.

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. vronlacroix
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 17:27:40

    Heartwarming imagery.

    Reply

  2. ava
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 17:20:50

    I love this.

    Reply

  3. Jennifer Wagner
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 15:45:39

    An exciting moment captured well in your 44 🙂

    Reply

  4. Grace
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 11:12:40

    Love the scene of the farm, a new life for the animals and farmer ~

    Reply

  5. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 10:12:43

    How very happy for farmers to witness the addition to their stock. It can’t be better than that! Great lines lynn!

    Hank

    Reply

  6. othermary
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 09:01:36

    I love the details in this! Hubby and I own a vet clinic. Mainly dairy clients, but the occasional beef o.b. when things don’t go this well.

    Reply

  7. kim881
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 02:05:24

    You have really captured this beautiful moment, Lynn 🙂

    Reply

  8. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 23:43:55

    This has to be a moment of joy for any farmer… A wonderful moment

    Reply

  9. Victoria C. Slotto
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 23:09:25

    How very beautiful–I have (always have had) farm-envy. We used to visit my Grandfather’s farm in Wisconsin–that is, where he grew up. He moved west–hated the cold!

    Reply

  10. Candy
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 21:43:04

    awwww .. a new calf. thanks for giving us this glimpse of shimmer

    Reply

  11. Bodhirose
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 21:35:04

    A nice peek into a bit of a farmer’s life…welcoming new life. Sweet!

    Reply

  12. whimsygizmo
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 21:04:32

    I loved this vivid visit to the farm! Thank you!

    Reply

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