SHEEP FAIR DAY/Kerry Hardie So I took God with me to the sheep fair, I said, "Look, there's Liv, sitting on the wall, waiting, these are pens, these are sheep, this is their shit we are walking in, this is their fear. mouth always talking, he is the auctioneer. See that man over there, stepping along the low walls between pens, eyes always watching, That is wind in the ash trees above, that is sun splashing us with running light and dark. Those men over there, the ones with their faces sealed, are buying or selling. Beyond in the ring where the beasts pour in, huddle and rush, And that woman with the ruddy face and the home-cut hair and a new child on her arm, that is how it is to be woman the hoggets are auctioned in lots. with the milk running, sitting on wooden boards as the bidding rises and falls." Then I went back outside and found Fintan. in this shit-milky place of animals and birth and death I showed God his hand as he sat on the rails, how he let it trail down and his fingers played in the curly back of
The Missouri Review – University of Missouri
Published: Oct 5, 2001
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