An Ideal Day

a poem by Jan Oskar Hansen

The day in June was so clear
That I could feel the colour blue.

Leafs on olive trees shimmered as
Not belonging to this world.

Creamy buttercups kissed my eyes,
While poppies embraced the breeze.

Day old lambs floated by, on this day
Of perfect peace.

The idyll lasted till a shot rang out and
A grazing hare lost its life.