May/June 2020 • Vol. XLII No. 3 Nature’s Nature 2020 |

Ear of Corn

An ear of corn In a gust of wind, Stirred from slumber, Rustles, beads of gold Bubbling under A tangle of silky hair. So many others fill The same field, row By row, one by one, Repeating a rumor Started by the sun. A stalk of corn Guards the dawn, Umber tassel Glistening, blade Uplifted, listening: Thy will be done, Thy will be done.

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