Below you will find ‘The Lost Heifer’ by Austin Clarke. This lovely poem came to mind as I was taking this picture, although this is no lost heifer – just a beautiful blond bullock having a great hair day on Sherkin Island.
The Lost Heifer by Austin Clarke
When the black herds of the rain were grazing,
In the gap of the pure cold wind
And the watery hazes of the hazel
Brought her into my mind,
I thought of the last honey by the water
That no hive can find.
Brightness was drenching through the branches
When she wandered again,
Turning silver out of dark grasses
Where the skylark had lain,
And her voice coming softly over the meadow
Was the mist becoming rain.