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 d├ęcor. But
summer will bring

the dainty things:
leaves for old trees
and a carpet
of Jubilee,
overachieved.

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Jubilee is a variety of sweet, yellow corn.
See also Leviticus 25.

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    1. Dear Sandra,
      Thanks for reading - and for your kind comment.
      Hope all is well with you.
      Peace,
      B.R.

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