A green spring meadow.
The mother sheep is guarding
her three newborn lambs.

Friendly raindrops on my skin
herald the cloudburst to come.


"Na h-Uain A's t-Earrach" is Scottish Gaelic for "The Lambs in Springtime". Except for the title, this poem has nothing to do with the 1979 song of the same name by the Scottish band "Runrig".