*blowin’ in the wind

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earth’s richest

black prairie sod

iowa: “beautiful land”

created by God

claimed by man

wrested from dakota hand

busted, homesteaded,

settled, plowed and

tightly fenced now

as livestock farmers

raise calves from cows

how long sustainable?

dust bowl-like shroud

wind so untamable

we’re losing ground!


*Title from a favorite Bob Dylan song…he recently received a Nobel Peace Prize.  (One good thing about a wet fall this year is less dirt in the air.)

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sean Michael
    Nov 11, 2016 @ 16:17:53

    Good job. I have been thinking of a poem about forging West past Missouri. Liked this on a lot.

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  2. Grace
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 19:08:28

    Still a beautiful land ~ A lovely tribute to Dylan Lynn ~ Thanks for joining us at D’verse ~

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  3. Bodhirose
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 11:56:19

    Reminds me of where my sister lives in Kansas where she says the wind just blows and blows. Her ex husband and his family are wheat farmers and I’m now wondering if they’re having issues with the soil there. Nice poem, Lynn, on a valid topic.

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  4. Bryan Ens
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 09:43:21

    We’re losing ground indeed! Great piece.

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  5. Victoria C. Slotto
    Oct 21, 2016 @ 17:02:15

    The wonder of the heartland. The wind, the reflection on the dustbowl: chilling

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  6. Walter J. Wojtanik
    Oct 21, 2016 @ 12:59:52

    Great depiction through your words, Lynn! Highly visual, great job!

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  7. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Oct 21, 2016 @ 08:48:05

    The dust bowl aspect of blowin’ in the wind is really touching, and make me think of Grapes of Wrath.

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  8. whippetwisdom
    Oct 21, 2016 @ 08:12:35

    A very poignant take on the Dylan song Lynn, I love what you have done here :o)

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