Here on Dartmoor, which is sheep country, we know that spring is truly here when the lambs are gamboling in the fields. These photographs of whiteface sheep and their lambs were taken by my friend Helen Mason at a farm high on the moor.
When the Animals
by Gary Lawless
When the animals come to us
asking for our help
will we know what they are saying?
When the plants speak to us
in their delicate, beautiful language
will we be able to answer them?
When the planet herself
sings to us in our dreams,
will we be able to wake ourselves and act?
Credits: "When Animals" by Gary Lawless was published in First Sight of Land (Blackberry Books, 1990); "Nass River" by Robert MacLean (in the picture captions) was published in In a Canvas Tent (Sono Nis, 1984). All rights to the text and imagery above reserved by the authors and photographers. This post first appeared on Myth & Moor in the spring of 2015 -- except for the final picture, which I took recently on Nattadon Hill.