We watch a big blue tractor
rumble by, his small body
in my arms, straining to see more.
Wide eyes spot two cock pheasants
down by the gate,
he can’t wait;
his small hand grabs his mother’s
and they’re off on a hunt, and find pheasants,
swans, horses and boats –
We visit a petting farm, find more chickens,
frilly, multicoloured aliens,
feed some goats, cuddle a guinea pig,
I’m burning with amazing love – and it’s big.
Kim M. Russell, 20th October 2019
My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Weekend Mini-Challenge: On Wonder, also linked to Poets United Poetry Pantry
After missing a few prompts while I had a wonderful time with my daughter and grandson, I’ve returned to the garden to a challenge, which asks us to contemplate awe, amazement, astonishment, wonder. Sherry would like us to share a moment, small or large, full of wonder.