Furrowed Fields

Sammi Cox has posted another weekend writing challenge.

I’m taking a break from editing this morning and feel inspired by the thought of furrows and wind, so I’ll offer this response:

What’s Left

The everlasting wind
sweeps over the furrowed fields
brushing the topsoil
—what’s left of it —
into the grooves
left by the plough last fall
before the farmer —
weary of everlasting wind,
watching the snowless fields drift,
— left for good.

I’ve heard enough about the “dustbowl years”
that they blow through my writing at times. 🙂

11 thoughts on “Furrowed Fields

  1. Namaste Christine 🙂

    ‘The everlasting wind’ is captivating: the land she cries, her melancholy is palpable.

    The poignant pitch of your poem is poised perfectly. Beautifully written. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a great weekend.

    Namaste 🙂


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      1. Namaste Christine 🙂

        Thank you…your poem is rich with imagery and atmosphere 😉

        I am about as far from a prairie as one can get: currently deep in the steep of a Welsh valley (UK) 🙂

        I assisted a family member with some research for their university Photography degree. their focus was on the life and work of Dorothea Lange. Her photographic record of the Dust Bowl years is deeply moving.

        Should opportunity present itself to acquire a copy of the book you mention, I’m quite certain I’d find it an interesting read. Thank you Christine.

        Namaste 🙂


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      2. Namaste Christine 🙂

        I visited your blog by way of Sammi’s Challenge, specifically to read your poetry and leave a comment expressing my enjoyment of your work.

        Thank you for drawing my attention to the book. Should time allow I may have a look. I wish the author well with their future endeavours.

        Brightest Blessings. Namaste 🙂


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