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A Pale Sun

It doesn’t take much wind
to put an ache in your hands
when the temperature lands
in the area of minus double-digits: Continue reading

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Evening Feeding

Walking down to the hay barn
in the late light of ending day,

I see soft streaks of color,
strokes of lavender and pink
left above the sinking sun,
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Feeding in the Fog

It is good to know the sight of home,
good to keep its glowing firmly in heart Continue reading

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Morning Hay

If there is a dessert hay,
or opiate for horses,
this is it. Continue reading

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Hayloft-Part I

At the beginning of the winter season, the summer stacking of a few thousand sixty-pound bales of alfalfa nearly filled the space of the hayloft in the stock barn on our Todd County dairy farm. Continue reading

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Amish Hay

Farmland spreads out for miles,
remarkably green in the heavy heat of August. Continue reading

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