in this field


in this sunny damp and cornered field
I tread the margins of the coming yield

 

a farmer’s hope for summer harvests
his cash crops sold to hungry markets

 

and find myself by a wooden gate
its surfaces moss and lichen decorate

 

long abandoned some long time ago
the surrounding hedge now overgrown

 

like this footpath I dared to rediscover
to dwell awhile whilst nature chatters

 

the sun well past its point of no return
taking with it the day’s unconcern

 

there’s nothing much left here to see
except perhaps a slightly swaying tree

 

that in the late afternoon growing breeze
is gently urging me to move on please

 

and leave the secrets I have found
upon this green and giving ground

 

in this sunny damp and cornered field
I tread the margins of the coming yield

 

 

words ©Colin Hill 2018

 

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raypool

Sat 22nd Sep 2018 11:54

A nice mix of the serious and the light hearted makes this a pleasant trip Col. For some reason i'm thinking of detectorists!

Ray

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Colin Hill

Tue 18th Sep 2018 11:03

thanks Hazel - I could do with a few little happy stretches myself right now - hope it did the trick for you.

all the best. Col.

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Hazel ettridge

Tue 18th Sep 2018 09:07

Harvest time. I love it. Happy little stretch in the middle with rediscover/chatters rhyme.

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Colin Hill

Mon 17th Sep 2018 19:36

thanks for stopping by Stu - hope all is good with you.

thanks for liking Taylor - much appreciated.

all the best. Col.

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Stu Buck

Mon 17th Sep 2018 11:03

lovely words as usual colin. paints a nice pastoral picture

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Colin Hill

Mon 17th Sep 2018 09:02

thanks Martin - hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

and thanks Anya, Jon and Damon for your likes.

all the best. Col.

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Martin Elder

Sun 16th Sep 2018 22:05

Its certainly soft and soggy now Col. nicely put as usual mate.
Nice one

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