For Octpowrimo day 13, we are asked “What risk are you willing to take with your writing? Write for ten minutes exploring that question and see where it leads you. “

Risk? Me? Not on your Nellie.   Safe and sound is my motto.
Here’s  a snatch of what’s happening here at the moment.

after the maize 1

From long before dawn to way after dusk
tractors and trailers trundle by,
three in convoy with each vast machine –
returning full, over and over again.
The maize is higher than an elephant’s eye
but will shortly bite the dust.
When they cut across the way
our view of trees will reappear
above the stalks for winter cheer
Meanwhile, we wait and wonder.


All poetry, prose and pictures posted here, except where otherwise stated, is my own, and may only be used elsewhere with my expressed permission. Please don't be inhibited from correcting my bloopers and making suggestions: Most of what I post here is instant, ill-considered and off-the-cuff, in serious need of editing.
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11 Responses to Today

  1. great picture painted of blooming rich fields… wish i could also live in one such place.. surrounded by greens all around..

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  2. thehutts says:

    Lovely photo – is it yours? All the leaves are starting to turn orange here and it looks stunning. Sally

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  3. You paint the scene well and I love the use of the elephant to bring perspective of height! 🙂

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  4. Work of the rural life!

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  5. a autumn view, an apt metaphor,

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  6. Janet says:

    here as well! The neighbors house will reappear after harvest! LOVE your opening line…it epitomizes farm-life.

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  7. Bastet says:

    Ah .. the harvest .. a lovely image!

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  8. ivywalker says:

    We have a private joke here about corn as high as an elephants eye… Im sending this to my sister… she loves running in corn fields singing from Oklahoma!

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  9. The view will be great after the harvest, nicely done.

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  10. Misky says:

    And now we wait again for spring to arrive!


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