Midwest Homesteads

Rt. 68 Sunflower field 2015

Rt. 68 Sunflower field 2015

Midwest Homesteads

A moon in the last quarter,

A farmer turns his moist sod.

Many neighbors are burning brush,

Two girls mounted on white mules

Cross several muddy fields

Bright hats on their heads.

Men yield hoes

And little children

Chase collie dogs.

Distant crows fly over,

Gold haystacks.

Black cows eat along the field edges,

Serene Clouds float in the blue skies.

Lambs with gray wool disturb a white horse.

A fence rail stands between a moving stream

And the dirt path,

Leading to a clover edged pond with

Little fishes swimming freely with painted

Turtles clamoring close to silted sediments,

A red bird bursts into full song while another

Lands on an unprotected nest.

            –J. E. Cook ©2015

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