the goats on fuerteventura that inspired the goat life poem
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Goat Life: A Poem Inspired by Fuerteventura

A short poem inspired by the goats of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain.

After spending the night camping on a hillside of Fuerteventura the goats bleating by were an unexpected surprise. As they woke me in the morning and I peered out of the tent it was obvious that this intrusion on their land was very unexpected.

As the goats stopped in their tracks and took a moment to think about what to do, the male goats quickly led the females and kids away. A little further to one side they continued their journey down the hillside, jumping and bleating once again, this strange obstruction forgotten.

It is said that there are more goats than people on the island.

Their habits became familiar whilst spending time hiking and camping and some days were spent only with the goats as my path did not cross with other people.

the goats on fuerteventura that inspired the goat life poem

Goat Life

The sun is rising
The goats are
descending
Skipping down the
hillside
Bleat, Bleat, Bleat

The families stick
together
Crossing the terrain
One of them is
missing
The bleating starts
again

The days are long and
hot
Time to play and eat they've got
Who are these
trekking their path?
Bleat, Bleat, Bleat

The sun has started
falling
They ramble up the
mountain
Sleeping until the
morning
When the bleating
starts again

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