Straw

 
 
 


old women keening—
 
no barley straw to bundle
 
for winter fuel

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13 comments on “Straw

  1. artmusedog says:

    hmm sometimes that happens ~ well penned ~ carol ^_^

  2. Steph says:

    Sad.. but what an image. Heartbreaking. Nice writing.

  3. Ese' s Voice says:

    Through the autumn chill and wainter at the door…heavy…

  4. Beautifully composed Mark. Such a sad story caught in a few words.

  5. jrbsays says:

    Today’s women keening over barley beats yesterday’s none weeping willow methinks 😉

  6. there is a knowing there / something else will have to provide warmth

  7. howanxious says:

    Sad… a sentimental representation of those who suffer.

  8. 4joyjoanne says:

    they’d better get going and apply for fuel assistance (was that crass?)

  9. Maggie Grace says:

    Beautifully written and I feel my heavy heart from your words.

  10. siggiofmaine says:

    I love your use of the word “keening”.
    A farmer’s fate is always on edge…downside written soulfully.
    Peace
    Siggi

  11. To be poor when it’s cold is a sad image…

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