27 April 2013
Driving Across Ohio
Sometimes there is a single tree in the middle of farmer’s field. And you wonder how it escaped the blades of one hundred winters. But there it is at plowing time a shadeless lamp amidst the brown furrows — formed by some Zen master with his red rake held out behind an old tractor. A stark living room décor. But summer will bring the dainty things: leaves for old trees and a carpet of Jubilee, overachieved. ________________________ Jubilee is a variety of sweet, yellow corn. See also Leviticus 25.