“great expectations”

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summer’s listening ears

Linking with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai today…

Haiga by lynn

Haiga by lynn

pure iowa gold

 
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what could be sweeter
ripe golden ears of corn or
child’s buttery face?

walking through ditch grass
sun smiles on up-turned faces
dandelion gold!

cup of soothing tea
facing toward open curtains
golden warmth of sun.

as the farmer…life

 

as intense eyes

scan darkening skies,

playful wind flaps shirt sleeves.

 

as strong shoulders

stack square hay bales,

rising dust covers tanned skin.

 

as nimble feet

climb grain bin ladder,

straw chaff infiltrates flaxen hair.

 

as skillful hands

manipulate diverse tools,

old grease wedges under fingernails.

 

as experienced ears

attune engines musical noise,

stale soybeans nest in jean pockets.

 

as determined teeth

test corn kernel moisture,

rich manure clings to chore boots.

 

as gentle arms

carry bawling calf or kitten,

pelting rain drips off seed cap bill.

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This is a “list poem”, 

inspired by and dedicated to my farmer.

Linked to d’Verse Poets

 

iowa corn

just one seed buried

grows an ear full of kernels

multiples of maize

sustenance from hand of God

gifts of grain to feed the world

 

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A thankful tanka linked to:  Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – “Corn” 

color my world

Yellow is…

daffodils blooming early
bright umbrella on the beach
pair of goldfinches nesting

busy honeybees buzzing
wind chimes tinkling on porch
classy, brassy trumpet tunes

tartness of lemon merengue pie
buttery sweet corn-on-the-cob
birthday cupcakes with candles

warm sunshine on cheeks
hugs from grand children
rainboots splashing in puddles

Yellow can put a smile on your face!

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photo by lynn,  color poem prompt by jenniferdukeslee.com