What a good way to start the month. Ditches are running, farmers are getting their crops into the ground and watering them up. Optimism is high for the most part due to a decent snowpack in most areas.
Longtime readers will know that I’m a fan of Justice Hobbs’ poetry and writing. Here’s a picture poem that he sent via email on Saturday:
May The Arkansas
Bent’s Fort on the way to Old Mexico
The ever-working river
scallops a field of furrow rows
There’s no closer work to the elemental
– the keepers, the feeders, the binders –
Sunset comes before dinner
And the glow of an early May morning beams
(for Dan, Jamie, Avery, and all Colorado farm families)
Greg Hobbs 5/3/2014
Reprinted, with permission.