From Sandra Pady – Founder
It is that time of year: the leaves are turning colour and the donkeys’ coats are thickening. And it is time to enjoy Ken Babstock’s “Autumn News From The Donkey Sanctuary” once again. This lovely, affecting statement was first included in Methodist Hatchet, published by House of Anansi Press.
Autumn News from the Donkey Sanctuary
Anu, the jennet with
soft hooves from Killaloe, is healthy and never
far from Loki or Odin.
The perimeter fence,
the ID chips like functional cysts slipped
under the skin, the trompe
l’oeil plough and furrowed
field, the UNHCR feed bag and visiting
hours. These things done
for stateless donkeys,
mules, and hinnies – done in love, in lieu of claims
to purpose or rights –
are done with your
generous help. In your names. Enjoy the photo.
Have a safe winter
outside the enclosure
Copyright © 2011 Ken Babstock