For me inconceivable – but wondrously observable !


Full term approaches,

she’s large & ungainly

shuffling unsteadily

signs of discomfort.


Months of waiting –

anticipating first-born’s

arrival anxiously –

now almost over.


Faintest twinges

soon transform to

seismic contractions

as labour consumes


Laid uncomfortably

Gasping breathlessly

Pushing urgently

Crying frightfully


Her infant lamb appears…

(Photo: taken moments after birth)