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There are frozen furrows in the Earth where
the plow made love to Terra.
It looks so pitiful in the dead of winter, with
no vegetable detritus on the ground to attest to any
kind of harvest. 

For control over the forces of nature,
many have struck a blade into the earth and ruptured her
trust in spring. They say that when your cart is full of corn, it
is easy to counsel frugality to your neighbors.

This would have been a killing field, had the seeds been planted.
Had control been granted.

But it is icy.
Here the weak sun is rising to cast its pall light 
on the scape where the would-be prometheus collapsed,
and his ventricles ceased to allow his defiance of the

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  1. Date: 6/3/2010 11:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round Geoffery. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/2/2010 6:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on making it through the first round of the Poetry Soup contest with this poem. Best wishes in the finals. Karen

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 6:59:00 PM
    Geoffery -Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week, God Bless, mj

  1. Date: 5/25/2010 5:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Geoffrey. May you have many more features and may you find loads of inspiration along the way. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/24/2010 1:27:00 PM
    Loved this Geoffrey - you described the bleakness of winter well. Many congrats on your feature. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 5/23/2010 4:05:00 PM
    The vivid imagery carries your thoughts in a creative way. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep that pen flowing. Karen

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 12:27:00 PM
    love the style in your writes--Charma

  1. Date: 10/9/2009 5:00:00 AM
    Love it and thank you for commenting on my poem

  1. Date: 10/7/2009 10:51:00 PM
    You seem to be an "out of the box" thinker. I like that. Great piece. Donna

  1. Date: 10/7/2009 12:59:00 AM
    Geoffrey, this is AWESOME! Very powerful thought evoking writing. BRILLIANT! Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 10/6/2009 6:13:00 PM
    I like this as well as all your works...Thanks Marty

  1. Date: 10/6/2009 6:03:00 PM
    That is quite a field Geoffery.It sounds like it could give one a heart-attack....Must have been a strong man indeed. Good Keep writing and I'll keep reading. Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed. Take care Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 10/6/2009 4:37:00 PM
    Sounds like a strong man that had worked those fields. Keep writing. Sara