Flower Farm

bees and butterflies
work the fields
beauty is the harvest

Protected by the Labors of Care


piles of wood
wheel barrels of apples
surrounded by the harvest’s securities

Apple’s Obligation

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time is the harvester
of a crop that grew
to feed the earth

Four Fields

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the spirit farmer’s
ephemeral harvest
is autumn light

Collection

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gathered
sunlight and stripes
abundance of gourds

Shucked Ruby

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calico corn
hot pops red
or as hominy harmony 

Old Fashioned

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considered square
these old time rectangles
are far more picturesque
than newfangled marshmallows

From Field To Barn

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each bale contains
a cycle of seasons
the circle of life

Yield

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first light
stretches across the acres
that are harvest’s home

Twelfth Night

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wassail the oldest apple tree
beseech a fine harvest in spring

Three Sisters

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corn waits
and holds a place for her sisters
beans and squash

Yield


The garden’s harvested bounty
carries a weary spirit towards spring
in the colors of dried petals and the promise of seeds.