When not absorbed in solving
complex mathematical problems
rabbits mostly eat grass.
Between measuring the air
with scythes of feathered fingers
swifts swim in the downdraught.
Describing impossible geometries
in twenty-seven dying languages
evening weasels hunt upon the road.
Gone in the eye of the blink
(headlamp, motion, gorse)
owls devote themselves to the Bible.
Crow-lenses are efficacious
over leagues of heaving earth
where the stars stop for a rest.
When stationary before their gods
and engaged on Einstein’s mechanics
foxes spare a thought for their prey.