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The Wheat Harvest of '17

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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The wheat harvest of Ď17
has come and gone
with nary a word from me.
I watched it all,
from fields of green sprouts
to waving golden stalks
of headed out wheat.
Iíve watched the combines come
in ones and twos
to cut the wheat down
with giant headers.
Iíve listened to the semiís
thunder up and down
the roads to the grain elevators.
Iíve watched the heavy trucks
put pot holes in the asphalt
like they do every year.
Iíve watched the stubble fires
burn the fields black
and ready the land for planting.
I have watched all this
with disinterested eyes
like reruns from the Ď70ís.
I think it was a good crop this year,
but I couldnít say for sure.
So much my mind was somewhere else,
I really didnít bother.
I didnít bother to gather stray stalks
to put in a vase on the porch.
My only interaction with harvest
was passing combine caravans
on the road to their next field.
And admiring the color of the sunrise
as it reflected off the fields.
Other than that
it did not penetrate my peripheral.
Strange to have that feeling
of  being here,
and yet,
not really going there.
Just passing through
unencumbered, uninspired.
LGR©7/9/17
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JerryPat2
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1 posted 07-09-2017 09:28 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Ah, Lori, you have things much more pressing on your mind these days than "The Wheat Harvest of '17."

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 07-09-2017 12:58 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Yes, it seems to be holding my mind hostage. Hopefully it will be over soon. ~L
JerryPat2
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3 posted 07-09-2017 01:01 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I'm sure hoping it will be over soon, my friend.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Poet In Pink
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4 posted 07-18-2017 12:09 AM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Dear Lori Belle I agree with Jerry ~ You've much bigger fish to fry than the wheat harvest. I've never had the pleasure of seeing it before ~ I thank you for the picture you painted in my mind through your word art Alana
JamesMichael
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5 posted 07-20-2017 04:15 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

fine writing...james
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 07-21-2017 06:49 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks James!
Cerulean
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7 posted 07-29-2017 01:12 AM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

Lori, I like the scenery you paint, even though you weren't into it this year. I know for sure that if I was there, I'd watch with fascination for a day or two or more!
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 07-29-2017 05:09 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Had I not grown up around it all my life I might find it fascinating too! thanks for your kind comments! ~L
jwesley
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9 posted 08-02-2017 03:58 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Thinking back a few days, maybe it was "School days, school days . . . " on your mind...

j.
 
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