A Farmer’s Mind

Harrowing                                  

The plow has savaged this sweet field

Misshapen clods of earth kicked up

Rocks and twisted roots exposed to view

Last year’s growth demolished by the blade.
I have plowed my life this way

Turned over a whole history

Looking for the roots of what went wrong

Until my face is ravaged, furrowed, scarred.               

Enough. The job is done.
Whatever’s been uprooted, let it be

Seedbed for the growing that’s to come.

I plowed to unearth last year’s reasons-

The farmer plows to plant a greening season.

          -Parker Palmer               
May there be contentment and peace so we all may prosper. #Blessings 

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