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the Farmer’s field: dedicated to poet James Galvin

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the Farmer’s field: dedicated to poet James Galvin

picking up his pen, cranking the motor
every grass-plot ready to develop a field
the Farmer jostles on, selecting fertile earth

dust lazing up behind his ink-sower
the sky a translucent tent over his head
the visions he plants
like coarse grain ready to sprout
in the onlooker’s mind

his machine treads parallel rows
each line behaving like another
his machine drops pale seeds
each plant-speck a potential thought-harvest
his machine turns at the earthy corners
each boundary concise and defined

his sowing done at this speckled dye-black field
the Farmer turns his pen to another
transforming the wild prairie
into orderly stalks
waving with whispered timbre

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  1. Date: 12/4/2008 7:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/19/2008 4:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 7:58:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 10/24/2008 10:45:00 AM
    Congrats Joshua, on your poem being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 10/22/2008 3:33:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/19/2008 9:44:00 PM
    Joshuah - congrats on having your poetry featured this week - God bless

  1. Date: 10/19/2008 4:48:00 PM
    Congratulations Joshuah on your featured write of the week. Love, Shar