Chilmark Hay, 1951 by Thomas Hart Benton
Golden goose-bumps rise
from the sagging country side
They are the remnants of harvest.
Cured in the sun - their sweetnesslocked in.
Here, everything comes down to earth.
We plant in it, work it, extracting from it
feed it to the livestock.
It's a simple life.
Not an easy one
but it always cycles
back to the same beginning.
Michael A. Wells