Poetry at Sangam



WELCOME by Vahni Capildeo

Early lambs    born some hours ago
curls canalled    crimson-ridged
too new to agitate    won’t stick heads through
the well-adapted fence    or wait on treats
but stay    succeed in standing
funny fuzzy    valuable wedges
cave painting    hand-smoothed treasures
A fine sound    the ewes bellowing
a hybrid flock    individual faces
strength in the legs    warmth in the shed