Hard Ground

Sueko Yamada JimGSuekoYamadaLitho__4_.JPG

Sueko Yamada JimGSuekoYamadaLitho__4_.JPG

The Island
is hard ground
for any mainland`mole
Dig down six inches you will
find hard`pan like set concrete
A hole big enough for a fruit`tree
takes a man a whole day to dig
He could just rent a back`hoe
but the apples wouldn’t
be half as sweet
half as tart

“To write a poem you must first create a pen
that will create what you want to say.” ~ Jim Harrison


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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2 Responses to Hard Ground

  1. exquisite – both the poem and the quote


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