Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Poem of the Day: “the farm” by Ross Balcom, Frequent Contributor and Poet of the Week

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “the farm” by Ross Balcom, a Songs of Eretz Frequent Contributor and this week’s Poet of the Week.  Mr. Balcom’s biography may be found in the “About Our Editor & Frequent Contributors” section.

the farm
Ross Balcom

there

where the river bends
laughing itself silly

where the wailing turnip
consorts
with the corn-silk Madonna

where tractors
rust and weep

where the boys
first stood
their legs uncertain

and gazed
long and speechless
into the eyes

of the incomparable daughter

Poet’s Notes:  This is the first appearance of that iconic figure, the Farmer's Daughter, in my poetry.  I hope she drops by again. She's beautiful.

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