The Peppermint Major
A poem by
Copyright 2009 Jill Martin
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Sleepy-eyed sunbeams alight on the fell,
Dewdrops give spark to each heather-clad dell,
Purposeful wander, my path sure and true,
I make my way up to where he will be too.
Rounding the outcrop my senses are clear,
Mustn’t alarm him or cause him to fear,
And just like the last time and each time before,
Sight of his dignity fills me with awe.
On distant hilltop he stands quite alone,
Tugging the tussocks that no man has sown,
Sky-silhouetted, neck stooping to feed,