man of the land


salt of the earth

faithful steward of the soil

guardian of God’s garden

patiently waits for harvest

impatiently wrestles with weather

muscular and tanned from

carrying wet calves

throwing dry bales

created from dust with

dirt under his fingernails


…to dust someday must return


A quadrille of 44 words on the theme of  “earth”.

spread on the land

Linking to CDHK prompt on “decay”…opportunity to use unusual photo too 


grain gleaning beef mooves

waste decays, compost feeds soil

manure on fence post

valuable commodity

recycling, naturally



photo by lynn