Farming

The equidistant 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 heavy 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 golden yellow when the summer sun has been.

A field verge embellished with multicoloured wild meadow 
flowers under a cloudless cornflower blue sky,
heading to distant 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.

The luminescent transformation of the land after a silent 
overnight dusting of pristine crystalline snow,
smoothing and subtly altering the familiar fields and meadows, 
the silver moonlight creating a luminous ethereal glow.

Sitting high in a modern computerised, air conditioned John
Deere tractor powerful, complex and grand,
remembering the hard metal seat of the prized small open 
topped grey Fergie that used to till the land.

The air of anticipation and excitement in the participants 
and crowd at a local summer county show,
after bathing, all types of livestock pristine, groomed and 
gleaming, heavy horses plaited with coloured bows.

The prized dairy herd sheltering indoors bedded on soft 
fragrant summer straw in the Victorian cow shed,
while a tempestuous winter storm with blustery icy wind 
from the North rattles loose 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.


A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the loved one or friend’s love of farming.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, by funeral directors and add a very personal accolade.

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