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In The Quiet Field

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Paul Allen Lupien
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0 posted 09-09-99 01:37 PM       View Profile for Paul Allen Lupien   Email Paul Allen Lupien   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Paul Allen Lupien

Tearer of the land,
life-bringer,crop-cutter,iron reaper,
still now,as defeated and abandoned
by the hand of man,
the monster lies quiet and unremembered,
gashing no more,
no more pushed to plod and prod,
its field to lie unfurrowed,
once hallowed,fallow now forever
as all that of the oft-birthed fruit
born from the sweat of the skies
-no more-
along with the sowers,family reapers,
who had trod that precious sod
while holding tightly to harvest dreams
and smoothed-out wooden handles
-now all that consumed-
both the sustainers and their sustenance
devoured by the tastings and testings
of the lost and forgotten laboured years
which spit all out
and turned its many backs to relegate-
both the tillers and their toils
and all the spoils of their warring days
against sun,dust,cloud and storm-
to ultimate obscurity.
So marks the rusted harvester,
mid-field,unused,unwanted,unmoved,
imbedded as plant to earth.
It is one now with the womb soil
and will no more boldly cut swath
as in the summers of its youth
when it gleamed at the sun it reflected.
Rejected now,
its metal roots impaled within the barren grooves of the paths it once knew,
it is without purpose and is never touched
but by the wind which does not care
about such things.


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1 posted 09-09-99 01:48 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Welcome Paul...to Passions in Poetry. Your words will show the Easteners and others what the mid-West is all about. Well done Sir! We look forward to much more from you!

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Pepper
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2 posted 09-09-99 01:54 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

extremely well written....I also look forward to more of your work Paul....

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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Wow...wonderfully done here. Very good use of imagery. This poem flows with a life of it's own. Welcome to the group and I will be looking forward to more postings from you.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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4 posted 09-09-99 05:02 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Better that excellent! imagery is terrific. Writing a poignant poem about a farm implement is not something I would ever attempt and you made it look easy.
Denise
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5 posted 09-09-99 08:33 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very well done, indeed!

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Denise
Paul Allen Lupien
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6 posted 09-10-99 12:08 PM       View Profile for Paul Allen Lupien   Email Paul Allen Lupien   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Allen Lupien

Thanks to all of you for your kind words of appreciation.It was a very pleasant welcoming to receive such positive responses.
Regarding the poem itself,I have wondered if
the dual burials (of the reaper itself and the farmer who had used it-both of them "imbedded as plant to earth")was noticable.
Hope so.Anyway,thanks again and I look forward our mutual inter-facings with great relish.

Paul

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Pepper
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7 posted 09-10-99 12:13 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

yes Paul, it was noticed.....

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