A Harrowing Harvest

thresherman's sledge


These tines, thresher’s sledge

gouging flesh, tearing

chaff from stalk in one

smooth strike. Plundering

periphery has

its benefits; as

empty hulls fall to

the earth, seeds awake

to freshly ploughed soil.


11 comments on “A Harrowing Harvest

  1. Gallivanta says:

    All that snow looks harrowing, indeed!

  2. Geraldine says:

    just wonderful! in every way.

  3. Heidi Viars says:

    A marvelous thought (looking forward to the thawing of the soil … might be a while … but eventually … right???)

  4. Lyle Krahn says:

    Beautiful image and imagination.

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