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New Beginnings

Piet-my-vrou (Red Chested Cuckoo)


New Beginnings


I awoke to a rain-washed day

With smells of new mown hay,

A clear crisp bite in the air:

The best time of the year.


Winter’s becoming a memory

While summer waits in the wings

With promises of pleasures sensory

Suspended till the Piet-my-vrou* sings.



From Afrikaans piet-my-vrou, literally ‘Peter my wife’, supposed
representation of the bird’s call.

Image: Red-chested
Cuculus solitarius Piet-my-vrou

©DGA 6 November 2011 07:58