A chance encounter of a beautiful kind
Today will be a special day indeed for our
Calm and composed Lark from Minas Gerais.
She has seen trees and insects
And even gold, in the luxurious state of Minas.
Mas, Hoje, dia vinte e quarto de Agosto,
e uma dia especias, por que
Lark had a glimpse of this globular pendant
With a life and thinking on its own.
She will perhaps spend the next four years
Or who knows for the many years to come,
With this microscopic form of life
That she saw through a contraption
Invented by Meneer Leeuwenhoek.
With eyes glued onto the eyepiece,
And using a lever to scan past
The glass slide that held a family
Of Pedra dois, she was initiated to the
World of the ‘microscopic’ universe by our Ze Master.
No sooner had she found one giant bud with her daughter
Than she leapt in the air,
And exclaimed ‘Eureka, I Found it’.
Every day has its charm,
But todays shall be etched in the memory of
Our dear Lark forever.