a Kansas farmer—
on his weather-beaten face
furrows fill with tears


16 comments on “Farmer

  1. some deeper than others

  2. That is just great imagery – followed by real depth – very nice haiku

  3. Suzanne says:

    There is a touch of Steinbeck about this one. It’s very strong.

  4. Oliana says:

    I agree with Suzanne…there is such depth behind these words, the lines reminiscent of so many stories.

  5. joanna says:

    such a pressing problem and you carry it through with a thread of hope in your next haiku.

  6. That’s what hard working farmers make beautiful …. those furrows ….

  7. Bastet says:

    Wow .. this is such a poignant haiku .. speaks volume about that terrible tragedy which still lingers in our collective memory!

  8. janicead says:

    You must have been or known a farmer at some point in your life. Wonderful!

  9. janicead says:

    My husband and I both are first generation non-farmer career at some point in our lives.

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