Four days of sustained winds
and gusts to thirty-miles-an-hour
scoured patches in the straw
leaving bare spots
and uncovered the whole south end
of the newly worked section of the yard
where I had sown grass seed.

Knowing the needs of sprouting,
I raked up the closest strands,
re-spread them and got some more
from the shed,
soaked the whole area as soon as I finished
the new mulching.

it will hold until the seeds
have turned into green and growth
and they will gain a hold in the soil
that will change my toil
from planting to tending.

This is not a world
that is always supportive
of our plannings and plantings
but faith willing to show itself in work
and unwilling to take the easier course
of discouragement,
rarely works in vain.

H. Arnett

About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Ark City, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-nine years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-eight grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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