20 March – Warren watching

Warren watching,
hopping spotting,
I would gladly stay
observing rabbits
and their habits
all the livelong day.
Now I know
they’ll make a show
every morning when I’m out
I play predict
– five, four or six –
how many will be about?
Counting a colony
is an advanced hobby
for they dart, dive and freeze,
then there’s camouflage
to disguise they’re at large –
you won’t see them if they don’t please.
But great rewards
soon afford
when you persist in applied appreciation.
If you don’t slacken off
you’ll discover lagomorphs
offer quite the very best stimulation.