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The seeds sing

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By Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Quiet farm
-er
rises
to the tune of green ambition
with a song, his rendition
an oft remembered ear – worm
– it’s an early one

Hmm hmm hmm -hmmm
Hmm hmm hmm -hmmm

Scuffed boots
pants
and belt
that he laid out in twilight
hang on the open door
awaiting his stout stature
– its a solemn one

The dawn
yet
calls out
from a blanket of twinkling stars
as they ebb light onto his arms
one last cup of hot coffee
– and it’s a strong one

The seeds sing:

The furrows made by the plow
cut the ridges into the earth 
so that the rain can cover the seed
he wants to sow 

The sun breaks through clouds to shine down
warm air for the fruit of his hands
so that the ground can nourish the plants
and make them grow . . . . . . .

Hmm hmm hmm -hmmm
Hmm hmm hmm -hmmm

The rain’s
sweet
and black
clouds descend but gently tap,
soaking into dusty roots,
stalks sway a prayer to heaven
– and it’s a slow one 

Hmm hmm hmm -hmmm
Hmm hmm hmm -hmmm

The moon’s
wide
cold smile
shines on autumn’s harvest season
lording over greens and seeds
the tractor casts a shadow
– and it’s a long one.

Hmm hmm hmm -hmmm
Hmm hmm hmm -hmmm

Winds come
deep
frosty
They bleed ice into violet
flurried flakes make all things white
covered roofs and hooves this winter
– and it’s a hard one.

The seeds sing:

The furrows made by the plow
cut the ridges into the earth 
so that the rain can cover the seed
he wants to sow 

The sun breaks through clouds to shine down
warm air for the fruit of his hands
so that the ground can nourish the plants
and make them grow . . . . . . .

Quiet farm
-er
rises
to the tune of green ambition

Hmm hmm hmm -hmmm
Hmm hmm hhh -Hhhhh
Hhh Hhh Hhh -Hhhhh

Copyright © 1960-2016 Lawrence J. J. Leonard  All rights reserved

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