Title: A pastoral

Author: Jenny Bornholdt

In: Sport 28: Autumn 2002

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, March 2002, Wellington

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 28: Autumn 2002

A pastoral

page 32

A pastoral

There are cows
in the paddock
lying down and
standing up.
Deer he says.
Not dear as in
beloved, which is what
people mistakenly and
affectionately think, but rather
the rougher kind
with antlers and hooves. Yes
like deer but not. He is
insistent deer, deer
and there
it goes
his first word
tripping silently off
into the dark forest.