9.53pm. If I stand, just so, on the lane, and look out over there I can see tonight's full moon hanging huge and amber in the east. It is not a still thing and before many minutes pass - time and space I measure in leaves and twigs and branches - it has risen further. There is a star to the south too. In the little field, twin calves born yesterday - drawn into life by the pull of the moon perhaps - are tentatively exploring their new landscape. Grassnettlesthistles, only warm milky mother is a sure thing.
After the cloudy foreverness of the last few weeks all this is wonderful indeed.
Behind me 2 large black cows are as statues silhouetted against the limpid western sky. They are watching me moon gazing, an interloper in their twilight zone.
I hold onto a fence post. I think just to tether me to here, elsewise I might just be off and away into the moonlight......