deep meadow


meadow among

long grasses sweet bedstraw

a slight depression barely hid—

hare’s nest.


Published by

Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

17 thoughts on “Half-hidden”

    1. It’s wonderful hares have survived at all. The mother leaves the newborn babies out in the middle of a field all day with orders not to move. She comes back in the evening, feeds them and goes off again. The number of tiny baby bones and splashes of milk we’ve come across in the grass is heartbreaking.

      1. They don’t, but there’s less and less meadowland anyway. Fewer small farmers keep livestock and the big farmers feed the cattle high calorie pellets rather than grass, to build muscle and increase milk yield.

      2. How we choose to poison ourselves isn’t what concerns me, it’s the animal abuse and mass slaughter that I can’t excuse. If people stuff themselves on red meat full of antibiotics and hormones and it kills them, tough.

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