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Cotton-Pickin' Paradise

Down south of a dirty delta town
after double-winged dusters sweep low
White hats, bent backs and bloody hands
sway to the rhythm of summer snow fields
Backed by a choir of ten thousand crickets
reaching up to touch heaven with a song

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 7/15/2016 2:52:00 PM
Congrats on your win my lovely friend. Loved always, bl
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Date: 7/15/2016 3:55:00 AM
Congrats Tim, for your placement in the contest!! ;-)
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Date: 7/13/2016 12:36:00 PM
Oh my......I would place this one high.....it soars with nostalgia, and into the sky with crop dusters that I remember sweeping over my home, sprinkling the fields of alfalfa across our road. I miss seeing you more often, Tim. Hope all is well !!
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Date: 7/13/2016 1:02:00 AM
Tim, Congratulations on your awesome win. Thank you for the support. Stop by and enjoy the sanity of my newest Blog "In Red's Silent Fury." Always & Forever WUV ~LINDA~
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Date: 5/26/2015 3:23:00 PM
Lol, I was once a cotton picker
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Date: 12/2/2014 12:52:00 AM
Tim...the imagery in this is awesome...don't know how I ever missed it before! You certainly deserved to be a winner! I have been away for awhile due to personal problems but I am back now ...Again, congratulations! love, Deb
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Date: 11/30/2014 12:31:00 PM
great imagery and alliteration Tim - many congrats:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/30/2014 1:34:00 AM
TIM. Congratulation, enjoy your win. ~SKAT~
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Date: 6/9/2014 9:59:00 AM
I very fine write. One that impresses me greatly since I know such cotton fields intimately , having actually picked cotton as a very young boy (EARLY 60'S) here in the South. Extremely hard and back breaking work it was!!!! Bravooooo on this great write !!!!!
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Date: 9/14/2013 8:03:00 PM
A word picture painted with the brush stroke of genius ... This has a melancholy tone, but with dignity woven thru it ... A tribute to a historical landscape and past as tho' I could hear the crickets chirping (oh-wait ... that was yesterday) ...(smile) ... Your Pal, Moonie
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Date: 7/21/2013 4:01:00 PM
I really enjoyed your wonderful poem set in a cotton-pickin' paradise. Wonderful imagery and feel. Congratulations on being a featured poem of the week :)
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Date: 7/21/2013 9:06:00 AM
Hi Tim, Congratulations on your featured poem of the week. enjoy life with smiles :-) love <3 LINDA
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Date: 7/4/2013 9:46:00 AM
Tim, I reread this one of yours again on Deb's contest page recently and wanted to tell you that for me, it was the most inspiring but then I realized she only wanted free verse and I can't come up with a free verse for it. However, maybe later I will work on a pantoum. Just love this one!!!
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Date: 6/23/2012 12:47:00 PM
Congratulations on your placement in Brian's "#184" contest Tim. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/22/2012 5:09:00 AM
Wonderful Write!Congrats on your win!
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Date: 6/21/2012 7:34:00 PM
this is awesome imagery of cotton fields, Tim. I really enjoyed this one. Congrats in Brian's contest.
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Date: 6/21/2012 6:10:00 PM
super congrats Tim pn a wonderful winning poem luv.. still a Saints fan? how r u luv?
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Date: 6/21/2012 2:29:00 PM
Oh my my...oh hell yes...this is a good one for MY contest too! [Summer] a 7 and to my fav's ..love the title too! Congrad's on your big win! Light & Love
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Date: 6/21/2012 11:40:00 AM
Tim ,congratulations with your wonderful win in Brian's contest... Take care pd... ;-)
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Date: 6/21/2012 2:53:00 AM
Great poem... Congratulations on your win... Terry
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Date: 6/4/2010 5:47:00 PM
Nice use of imagery and alliteration. Congratulations on making it through the first round of the Poetry Soup contest with this poem. Best wishes in the finals. Karen
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Date: 6/4/2010 2:05:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round Tim. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/31/2010 8:39:00 PM
Congratulations on your first round win. Best wishes. Scarlett
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Date: 5/31/2010 10:20:00 AM
Congrats Tim on your poem making it to the first round of competition in Poetry Soup contest.. way to go handsome ..good luck my friend.. with luv from the "Sweetheart"
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Date: 10/11/2009 8:20:00 AM
Lovely piece, Tim! I especially liked the last line. I decided to read a couple of your earlier poems, and now, I can't stop! Hugs, Donna
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