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The Great Harvest

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The Great Harvest

He greets the rising sun with a puff of black smoke,
Gritting his teeth against the cold and sending up prayers of hope.

On this tractor he sits all day, 
Never to stop unless something were to break.

Swinging the auger out to signal the tank is full,
Bank out comes up full speed and tries not to drop one hull.

All day long this is the scene, 
So perfectly timed and almost serene.

The sun starts to set,
But they continue to go, for they’re not done yet.

The painted colors of the sky,
So peaceful and stunning in his eyes.

With darkness starting to settle in and cover,
The rice dust will slowly start to hover.

He turns on the lights and continues his rows, 
For until the harvest is finished, he will never slow. 



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  1. Date: 8/21/2012 6:23:00 PM
    work,work and more work,harvest,great write Nicole

  1. Date: 8/8/2012 12:58:00 PM
    I've always wanted to personally encounter this great image you've painted here..maybe one day I will...excellent write here!!!

    Owen Avatar Nicole Owen
    Date: 8/8/2012 1:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have worked rice harvest, believe it or not. It is an amazing process. It is hard work, but I would advise anyone who can to work a harvest at least once in their life!
  1. Date: 8/7/2012 2:43:00 AM
    What a beautiful picture you have penned here. In my mind I can picture it all. Thanks for sharing.

    Owen Avatar Nicole Owen
    Date: 8/8/2012 1:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading and commenting!
  1. Date: 8/6/2012 4:44:00 AM
    Nicole you paint a very good picture here, I love watching the tractors cutting and gathering the hay, although it is a sign of summer's end, not that we had one here in UK, well done I like it...David

    Owen Avatar Nicole Owen
    Date: 8/8/2012 1:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much.
  1. Date: 8/6/2012 12:35:00 AM
    I love the imagery and a hard working man. Great work!

    Owen Avatar Nicole Owen
    Date: 8/8/2012 1:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!