"A lamb blinking over a patch of earth"

A lamb blinking over a patch of earth
does not know what you have done. Feed it, 
and it will eat from your hand
as if you wore the skin of a washed grape. 

"A lamb blinking over a patch of earth" from Lacunae: 100 Imagined Ancient Love Poems by Daniel Nadler. Copyright © 2016 by Daniel Nadler.  Reprinted by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux. https://us.macmillan.com/fsg/