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The Life of A Field

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The Life of A Field

The spring was on the way
time for the farmer to plough
straight lines running parallel
gleaming in the rich red loam

It had laid all winter waiting
now it was time to sow and seed
yellow mustard glinting in the sun
so pretty as it grows in leaps and bounds 

Little animals made their home
borrows in between the roots
even a dormouse always sleepy
soon they scurry off as harvest begins

Harvesters hard at work birds feasting
on those that were far too slow
crops are now gathered in and stored
the horses fallow the field now it rests

This spring the field will remain fallow
all part of the master plan of rotation
it's life is simple following a four year plan
to maximize each year's yield without stress

Following being fallow potatoes go in
these help clear the land of weeds
while adding goodness to the soil
then the golden wheat which the land depletes

Last to go in will be turnips for feed
completing a long term cycle of crops
If it could talk many tales it would tell
of all of the goings on within it's boundaries

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 9:20:00 AM
    Beautiful reasoning life with farmer's field. Visionary and words of wisdom indeed. Loved always, my friend, bl

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 12/23/2013 6:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty BL "season's greetings" Shadow x smile hug