Reflections from the Farm

The beauty of Plowshares Farm Center for Education and Spirituality offers opportunity for introspection, contemplation and connection. These reflections are inspired by the life that surrounds us each day.

Reflections

Entropy

Entropy

Tidy ranks of uniform jars
belie the grueling work 
such simple food requires. 

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Blue Winter Rain

Blue Winter Rain

A blue winter rain
saturates the morning,
diluting the dream with mist and dripping. 
Muted sunrise 
clouds meaning and disturbs the certainty
that brought you to this moment.

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Molting

Molting

Change is not always pretty.

I mean, look at molting.
Somehow, you’ve got to lose all those worn out feathers,
regrow new and shiny ones.

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Hyla versicolor

Hyla versicolor

Gray tree frogs
who once announced the summer rains,
now lie frozen in dark December woods,
all but dead. 

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Who are you?

Who are you?

Bare branches 
scribe interconnections on the sky. 
They could just as well be roots: 
an ecological genealogy. 

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