The flowing lines of flourishing chartreuse green seedlings
follow the curved contours of the land,
the wide range of colour, texture and drainage differences in
topsoils comprising of clay, chalk and sand,
studiously tending the shoots of emerging crops as they grow,
developing into a field of lush emerald green,
gradually strengthening and ripening to a rippling fluid wave
of yellow when the summer sun has been.
A field verge embellished with multicoloured wild meadow
flowers under a cloudless cornflower blue sky,
heading to coastal feeding grounds, a fluid elongated V of
calling geese flying overhead quite high,
carried on transient wind from distant undulating shadowed
hills comes the timeless sound of plaintive sheep,
a field transformed by a complex map of individual bird and
rabbit tracks when winter snow lays cold and deep.
Sitting in a prodigious computerised, air conditioned John
Deere tractor powerful, complex and grand,
remembering the hard metal seat of the small open topped
Fergie that used to till the land,
the prized dairy herd sheltering indoors bedded on soft
summer straw in the Victorian cow shed,
while a tempestuous winter storm with blustery icy wind
rattles loose black slate roof tiles overhead.
Giant-sized golden cotton reels with straw as their silken
thread collect lengthening shadows from the sun,
across a ploughed field with furrows tinted with sparkling
white frost, a solitary brown hare swiftly runs,
with the wind and sun on your face, appreciating the special
beauty of the land and animals you loved so dear,
whenever I see a tractor ploughing or livestock grazing summer
fields, this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.
Beloved Husband James Farthing 1929 – 2017
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