A Poem Completed

A Grey Rhebok Darting, 8 December 2017. Copyright 2017 Forgotten Fields. All rights reserved.
Another photograph of the Grey Rhebok during its flight. (Taken 8 December 2017)

The two “A Rhebok!” verses are complete, and they are indeed the variations I had initially chosen, enriched by my work on the alternatives. They recount a sighting in late 2017 by my mother and I of the rare Grey Rhebok, a threatened species.

The first stanza describes the scene—the antelope on the hillside—the second, the creature’s reaction upon becoming aware of our presence—a wary and momentary interest followed by a flight to safety, the instant I produced my camera.

I shall, of course, reflect upon the poem in the days to come, but in the meantime, I turn my attention to “Mist from the Mountains”, a sketch composed on the same day as “A Rhebok!”, later in the afternoon when there was a change in the weather.

Mist on the Mountain, 8 December 2017. Copyright 2017 Forgotten Fields. All rights reserved.
A change in the weather. (Taken 8 December 2017)

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