Ode to Corn: a Sonnet - Sarah Greene

Ode to Corn: a Sonnet -Sarah Greene (Ashland, NE/Brooklyn, NY)

Today we walk along with marching stalks

And hear the lonely passage of the trains,

While up above the floating clouds and flocks

Look down on fields which we no longer claim.

The constant motion of our lives and time

Slow down as if in dreaming we both watch

Our father and his lab through fallen corn

Traipse to glimpse the pheasants, quail, and hawks

While gathering grain for coming winter storms.

Both town girls now, we see the farmers toil

And mourn lost days on our Nebraska soil.