Plant again

Here is another poem from my archives. Wrote this one in October of 2011.

Plant again

We cannot harvest the crops
we have not planted
nor fence time to keep our fields from going fallow.
We must be present
in this time and place and circumstance.

We, ourselves, are the tillable soil
If sun does not warm our seeds to sprout
or the hail tramples our grain
Plant again.

We will nourish ourselves with creativity and perseverance
and faith in our rich soil.
We will try new crops,
tie up the beans against blight,
and invite the lady bugs and paper wasps to dine on our garden pests
until at long last
we reap abundance from our toil
and dance in the delights of our fields abloom.


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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2 Responses to Plant again

  1. So lovely to see that your previous work is now seeing the light of day Dawn. Such a great line regarding “We must be present – in this time, place and circumstance.” Live for the moment, do not dwell too much in the past or be scared of the future. This is a very rich and fertile metaphor that you are playing with and I thoroughly enjoyed the aspect of not giving up and starting again. Thank you for sharing and for bringing it to my attention, it has planted a happy seed for me today.

  2. Thanks for you encouragement David. Glad you have the happy seed flourishing!

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