Lullaby #6

Vahni Capildeo




sheep   sheepsheep sheep,sheep,sheep   sHEEp

sheep, sheep, sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

eep   Sheep…   I want to be seeing

these sheep with you   seeing the same

sheep you would be seeing   you should

be sleeping now… I bet you’re not


So should I   sleepless   the motor’s

juddery cradlesong going miles


Let the giraffes out of the zoo

Let them roam Queen’s Park Savannah


The sheep must be nibbling the turf

Green and grey and fine and coarse

The grain of grass too far to see

Only   though further   the sea

Only   and further   blue   the sea


Lullaby #7

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