Monday, July 9, 2012

A Farmer's Fantasy

Chilmark Hay 1951 - Thomas Hart-Benton
Photograph courtesy Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales

A Farmer's Fantasy

Every spring
with the ground still muddy
from the winter snow melt
the farmer dreams
of a rich fall harvest.

Every summer
when the rains don't come
a farmer prays to the goddess
of the clouds
to send a gentle rain.

And every day
he holds in his heart
that early spring fantasy
of a fall harvest
to get him through the winter.

J. Binford-Bell
July 2012


  1. i feel his dependence and plight a bit in are certainly at the mercy of the gods...

  2. Yes, you got it absolutely right. Good write.

  3. Fresh, and accurate, take on the prompt...

  4. a farmer life never an easy one thats for sure...too much rain here with crops rotting in the fields...


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