She Has A Farm In WV, by Debi Swim

 

She Has A Farm In WV
by Debi Swim

She is an earth child
lover of green growing things
her hands trowels
to furrow a row
to plant the seeds
to nurture with
love and sweat.
She is loved in return
with bounty
of vine and root.
Industrious as the ant
in spring and summer
and autumn’s scarcity,
she can fiddle by the fire
in winter’s paucity.

 

Written for my friend, Farmer, Educator, Activist, Librarian, Wendy Johnston, who also fights for the earth she loves and tills.

 

Note: Written in response to Red Wolf Poems, Prompt 120.

“Write an ekphrastic poem of this Frida Kahlo’s art piece.”

roots_frida_kahlo

 

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