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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005 08:08 pm

People’s poetry

Edited by Corrine Frisch


i sat on a porch
in central Illinois
my eyes in wonder
at the expansive view

a sea of cornfields
alive in the wind
blossoming prospect
of abundant yield

the acres rolled
grand and spacious
beyond were horses
on grazing hills

the moment endless
eternity displayed
each seed, each stalk
talked on the wind

nuzzling affection
bowing to neighbors
tickling leaves
of potential

in glorious majesty
the fields stood proud
no thought of the
harvest to come

this grain, this field
of abundant bounty
would never die
just change form

it just had to be
and it would become
something far beyond
what’s originally known

— Debby Weinberger

Debby Weinberger is a native of Illinois, currently living in Los Angeles. She wrote this poem while recently traveling through.

People’s Poetry accepts poems on any subject, but ones that deal with issues of local interest are encouraged. Send yours to Corrine Frisch c/o Illinois Times, P.O. Box 5256, Springfield, IL 62705, or to cfrisch@illinoistime with “People’s Poetry” in the subject line.

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