Healthy living, healthy parenting, healthy gardening. One Family's approach to off grid living.

For Manda Gail

If you were an animal you would be a sparrow

wild and free

split tailed and tornadoing downwards

in a spiral of glory

you would know where old time wheat grows wild

in ghost farms of the rural south

content in the gabels of a composting barn

you know the weary arms of a farm woman; modern day

work undone even after all these years.

Show me your prize roses, still in bloom,

Show me your peach preserves.

You are a woman, soft and warm.

Yield to love, love is unyielding.

 

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One response

  1. This is really beautiful. I’m enjoying reading some of your poetry for the first time, after being friends for several years. I have intentions of sitting down real soon to pen you a snail-mail letter. Love, L.

    June 30, 2011 at 9:43 am

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