I was raised in the out of doors on a grain and cattle ranch, and I love poems about nature. Your poem delightfully entails a love of and respect for nature, and describes a beautiful "oneness" with the great spirit of the land and nature! Well done, Tiffany!
Hmm...seems familiar. Could that be me in your poem?
Wonderful, tiff, wonderful. You always make nature take root in your readers' hearts. I feel a tree inside me right now.
I'm currently playing a game called "Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon". If you haven't heard of the Harvest Moon series, its a series of games where you are a farmer and you grow crops and take care of your farm and whatnot.
This game continues the series, only it seems to have more purpose to it than the other ones. It takes place in the Future on Heartflame Island. The land is becoming less fertile due to the robotic autofarming. The spirits of the island are angry and they are threatening to erupt the volcano on the island unless action is taken. In the game you play an android boy who's purpose is to farm in the traditional method in order to save the island.
I just love it (I'm a fan of Harvest Moon games), and I love the whole idea of it. And it seems a nice coincidence you wrote this while I am playing the game.
Keep on loving nature, tiff. Thanks for helping me to appreciate it even more.
I love this Tiff, most of yours I do. But there is more about you here than we knew before and I like the portrait.
It makes me want to go worship naked in the woods.
I think in the first stophe you can use barefoot, it seems to sound better even if the grammar isn't correct.
after all you're Native American and it seems more authentic to the earthy tone of the poem. I love to get down in the chlorophyll, hehe!
Just beautiful, it makes me feel satisfied and whole, thanks for sharing.
This is almost lyrical. I hear it almost like a verse and chorus..or maybe thats my musical muse reawakening..lol. The title is apropriate for the sound and rythm of the poem. I liked the way you fractured our common phrases to produce wonderful "hooks" esp. "half past Harvest soon".