Join | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Dr. Ulla Sebastian, iD.E.Z. Butler, iJeanne Miller, iEdmond Humm, iDerek Flower, iKeith Wright, iBelle Ami, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Susan C. Stumpf

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Poetry
· News
· 9 Titles
· 6 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Jun, 2008

Susan C. Stumpf, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
FREE DOWNLOAD The Conundrums of Psychology
by Sam Vaknin

Controversies and debates in modern psychology...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Cat Whiskers and Talking Furniture: A Memoir of Radio and Te
by John Rayburn

A Memoir of Radio and Television Broadcasting...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  Life and a Love
  2.  Australian storm
  3.  in honor of
  4.  Blue Morpho
  5.  I'm So Happy
  6.  Water Baby
  7.  Learning Experence
  8.  For Emily
  9.  Free Spirit
  10.  I Wish I Could Tell You...
  11.  Love It or Leave It !
  12.  Traveler's Lament
  13.  Defeat
  14.  Your Own Nuclear Power
  15.  My Scars
  16.  His Queen
  17.  Woodsmoke and Possibility....
  18.  Morning Thoughts
  19.  Memorial Day
  20.  Springtime Breeze

A New Moon Tomorrow
by Susan C. Stumpf
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Susan C. Stumpf
•  Alien
•  Desire
•  Eternal Whispers
•  Mixed Colors
           >> View all 8

A cow displays grief over the death of her calf

A New Moon Tomorrow

Some evenings are better left to silence
the herd moves on
a slow trail of moos and calls
to winds that know not their names
nor care.

They are the animals
humans rarely touch
they graze a thousand acres
go unseen
except by the moon.

The bull leads them on
across the creek bed into fields
where grass sprawls out aplenty
no threats here
they all have each other.

The moon glows on their spots
takes them into day
a mother cow is nervous
soulful-eyes betray.

She knows something is amiss
her calf along the way
misplaced his nearness to her
the morning hears her bay.

She leaves the herd with their dismay
over ravines and forest cove
to find her baby calf
his stillness stiff and cold.

Nudging at his side
his eyes still open wide
he doesn’t hear the cry
that pierces a calf-less sky.

The herd who hears the wail
comes to her, without fail
watching her bent to him
in a broken, chilling wind.

An hour goes by
she leaves the body there
head held low, her eyes
half-closed with aching sigh.

Joins the herd again
who all feel profound sorrow
the bull joins her with a licking

someday a new calf -
always a new moon
tomorrow . . .


Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Susan Lindsley 8/24/2008
a wonderful portrait of the mother. I've seen mares wait beside the dead foal, and both foals and calves wait for the dead mother to get up again. It is indded a heart-wrenching sight. You captured it beautifully.

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.