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Farmer's Daughter

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Farmer's Daughter

The Breezes flowed through bright verdant meadows
the sky alight in blazing glory of azure and violet
the farmer on his tractor ploughs the field in farrows
pauses to watch the pretty maiden dressed all in scarlet 

Golden ribbon in her hair, she brings him his lunch
they sit together in the sun chatting about this and that 
as she collects the basket her father points out bunches
of multi coloured flowers down by the river near the muskrat

Her father back at work, she wanders down to the waters edge
picking a lovely posy of the wild flowers to give to her mother
trailing her fingers in the cool waters she lifts her skirt in a wedge
paddles in to cool her feet as it deepens she holds her skirt higher 

What bliss to take some time to enjoy the scent of fresh turned earth
to drink in her surrounds and thinks how lucky she is living out here
keeping the age old traditions going, each season a time of rebirth
she heads off back to the farm liking that it is part of the final frontier

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  1. Date: 7/17/2013 7:51:00 AM
    I love it, a serene picture you have painted.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/17/2013 11:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Richard ty country life is fulfilling Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 4:58:00 PM
    This is a wonderful story of rhyme. We live on what use to be miles and miles of active farmland, but now every corner there are shopping centers with 5 lane highways. I miss the country roads, buying fresh eggs from farms and the healthy air I use to breathe in. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/17/2013 11:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Connie progress is not always for the better ty for reading Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 4:42:00 PM
    what a sweet idyllic picture you painted of a farmer's daughter. My mother was one of those girls and she told me how she would dance in the fields and talk to God!!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/17/2013 11:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Andrea I love the countryside worked on a farm back in the day ty for your time reading Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 4:13:00 PM
    True the farms are getting scarce..Enjoyed reading your creative work..Thanks for the visit with congrats..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/17/2013 11:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sara sadly true few small farms left now ty for visiting Shadow smiles
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 3:38:00 PM
    This is like viewing a beautiful painting........you take us there......and we want to spend time in the bliss of the old frontier. Beautiful !!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/17/2013 11:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Carrie words can paint pictures glad you saw it Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 10:39:00 AM
    Very beautiful Shadow...

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/17/2013 11:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Donna Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 6:45:00 AM
    Love this one my dear Miss Hamilton! Sorry for not being around much lately... trying to get back into the routine after our big move! Big hugs, Jack xoxox

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/17/2013 11:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Jack nice to see you I haven't been on much engineers have been trying to fix our broadband all W/E think its finally sorted now. so happy you like it ty Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 7:36:00 PM
    Shadow, love the fresh time one turns during a sure journey. thank you for painting a pretty picture of the farmers daughter. a fine story :-) PD

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/17/2013 11:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Linda sorry for delay answering internet has been down here most of W/E ty for enjoying Shadow x smiles