The cows meander to all four corners
of their field throughout the day.
One noisy machine breaks the quiet
Another rumbles by to bale the hay.
A hare bounds in to nibble dandelions
in the lush seafront cow’s field.
He goes practically unnoticed
There’s plenty of room, no need to yield.
The horse I decided to call Star
has made a sudden return.
How did he and his owner know
for him I did secretly yearn?
But wait—it appears there’s a companion
He’s got a new horsey friend.
Obscured somewhat by the wavy grasses
his coat of dark brown shines without end.
He handsomely sports a broad white stripe
down his long majestic nose.
A welcome addition he is indeed
as my eclectic menagerie grows.
No sooner do I begin to enjoy
my noble equine neighbors
Who certainly do spice up the landscape
with their vanilla and chocolate flavors
has mysteriously been trailered in.
Will the other boys be standoffish as his
patches of chestnut and white contrast him?
I must not forget the gulls often gliding
above the sea and fields bordered by rock.
Along with the tiny and precious pied wagtail
who comprise my magnificent stock.
Last but not least in the animal kingdom
there is one more arrival
Perhaps to the jackdaw, who has been absent this morning
it will be an unwelcome rival?
The magpie has finally come back
to Clare from wherever it did roam.
The scene is now complete in Liscannor
a beautiful place we all call home.