Wheat Harvest

September 18, 2009

Wheat in the fields

Wheat in the fields

Harvested wheat field in Eastern Washington

Harvested wheat field in Eastern Washington

I just returned from a drive to Eastern Washington with a friend.  We enjoyed seeing the fruits of a successful growing season.  The wheat fields have been harvested, but they still looked majestic framed by the blue Cascade Mountains.

A Farmer’s Prayer
by Timothy Murphy

Spirit of the wheat
brush every beard
turning green flaxen
with a wave of your wand.
The wind is your oven,
the hills your loaves.
Dry husks rustle,
flag leaves furl,
heads curl earthward
as kernels harden.
Your garden is golden,
your larder laden.
Feed a hungry world.

One Response to “Wheat Harvest”

  1. Lynne Says:

    Beautiful!


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