Farming for the Answer by Paul Hunter

Monday, January 02, 2017 10:00 PM | Debbi Lester (Administrator)


Farming for the Answer


Given time and space alone

in soft dirt afoot in the field

after the known round of chores

what is there more could you want

 

than be paid like a king when

even now asked your opinion

there settles a silence a pause

as the living things of your world

 

each lift their slow grazing heads

wave all their long greening arms

gather themselves in your presence

and wait for the answer to come

Paul Hunter

Paul Hunter is a Seattle poet whose most recent farming book is “Stubble Field,” (2012, Silverfish Review Press).  These pieces hint at another farming collection—“One More Spring.” He has an autobiography in prose poems—“Clownery”—due in January, and is still a fair shade tree mechanic, if he works on a car with no brains.


   

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