Sunday, October 26, 2014

harvest

 the honorable harvest has been much on my mind
 and this weekend i found myself marveling
over these seedheads
black eyed susans
lots of seeds to feed this little one,
and i almost missed it.
  old/new tub spent two years outdoors and has ecoprints
it's actually quite clean and shiny.
 around here you can be looking for stuff
 just walking
and you catch a cliff 
out of the corner of your eye
like this one.
i once watched a young man, sam,
spider himself up a far higher cliff.
i was in "charge" of him.
thankfully his skill
was exquisite,
as he crowned that cliff
waved hi to me.
 i've found a very intimate field
on my way home form work.
an amish place, 
small fields.
you know how when you ride a horse, 
or drive a team
or hike often
over a field
how well you get to know it?
i love that.
i was taking this sneaky photo
and then moved forward, 
and there was a young amish man, watching me, intently,
as i watch his corn ladies!

10 comments:

Margaret said...

Lovely autumnal images -- especially the hay 'ladies' standing along that fence...and the sweet bird so tiny I had to look twice to see him in the photo. May I save the Hay Ladies? It may inspire a piece...Thanks in advance,

M.

Valerianna said...

I don't see an Amish man, but I DO see a cow. And, lovely to see the corn ladies appear again!!

aimee said...

i ALWAYS think of you when i walk here (towards north korea! i'd go the other way but was warned about two mean, unleashed dogs that bite) b/c of exactly how well you learn to know and love where you are. i think about how i wish i knew my place that well!

Velma Bolyard said...

margaret, glad to inspire!
valerie, i don't try to be intrusive and photograph them , but the cows and the ladies got several frames
aimee, how sweet, and DO stay away from the mean dogs.

neki desu said...

i relish in your walks

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, i'm happy about that

Fiona Dempster said...

There is such a softness in these words and this walk, and I love the notion of the honourable harvest - it has me pondering...

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, honorable harvest: it's rich, isn't it?

Nancy said...

When you (or we) share your walks, I get to see a part of the country I've never been to...and I appreciate that so much. Thank you for sharing.

Velma Bolyard said...

nancy, it's wonderful to see the vast differences here in the us...and thanks for letting me know that!

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