“When Field Work is Done” published at MasticadoresIndia

I’m pleased to let you know that my poem “When Field Work is Done” has been published at MasticadoresIndia. Much gratitude goes out to Terveen Gill and her team for their kindness and support in bringing my poem to their readers. Terveen’s ever-present encouragement and love for writing keeps me going and helps me remain connected to the WordPress community even during times of intense writer’s block. It’s both exciting and humbling to see my work included at MasticadoresIndia. Many thanks, Terveen!

“When Field Work is Done”

“When field work is done and soil tells
A tale of fragrant earth in russet tones
When ground-mist hunkers in secluded dells
And eventide descends upon the swells
Of solemn and discordant distant bells…”

I’d be grateful if you would check out the rest of my poem by clicking this link. Also, be sure to follow and subscribe to MasticadoresIndia—it’s a wonderful place for those who love writing.

47 thoughts on ““When Field Work is Done” published at MasticadoresIndia

    1. Thanks a bunch, Ashley. I’m so pleased to know you liked this one. My farmboy memories certainly came into play while writing this one–the scent of freshly turned soil is intoxicating. I appreciate your support so much, my friend. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


    1. Thanks so much, David. I was eating some chicken noodle soup when I read your comment, and it made me smile so unexpectedly that I almost ended up with noodles in my lap! 😀 (True story.) Honestly, I look up to you so much as a poet and a friend. Your words of kindness and support really mean a great deal to me. Thanks for being here on WP. I’m super glad to know you enjoyed this one. I’m a big Robert Frost fan and I wanted to write a piece reminiscent of his style and his love for the countryside. My years on the farm lent themselves easily to the imagery. The emotions behind this piece are real ands painful, but it seems as though I can’t write anything that’s not painful. But hey, that’s life sometimes. Anyway, thanks so much, good sir, for your wonderful thoughts. I truly appreciate you and all you do. 🙂

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    1. Kindest thanks, Joan. This means a lot to me, my friend. I’m grateful for your support and I’m always glad to see you stop by. Many thanks for taking the time to read and to leave such a wonderful comment. 🙂


    1. This is such a smile-inducing comment. You’re so kind and supportive, and it really makes a difference to me to know my words mean something to someone else. I can’t thank you enough, my friend. It’s a joyful feeling to receive such a wonderful compliment. Many, many thanks. 🙂

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    1. Hello, my friend! I’m happy to know you enjoyed this poem. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to write. Writer’s block (and other things in life) seem to keep getting in the way. I love the countryside, and I was raised on a farm, so this poem has special meaning for me. I appreciate your kind words of support so much. Thank you for always leaving such wonderful comments here. It’s a joy to know my words mean something to other people. I hope springtime is treating you well, my friend! 🙂

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  1. rajkkhoja

    My friend. Iam so happy to you like my comments & you make my day. I know it’s words your special meaning for you written in.
    “The empty bed, no candle beckoning

    No one who waits upon my homecoming

    I watch the moon as noisy waters rill

    Then close my eyes and breathe in willow-air “

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    1. Thanks, Terveen. I’m so grateful to you for your support and encouragement, as always. Thanks so much for this opportunity to share my poetry on MasticadoresIndia. I feel so fortunate, and I want you to know your kindness is invaluable to me. 🙂

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    1. Many thanks, Bruce. Your thoughtful words mean a lot to me. I’m glad you enjoyed this poem. And you’re right–it’s most definitely from the heart. Memories of long days on the farm ending in exquisitely calm and fragrant twilight still remain after all these years. Perhaps someday I can return to living in the country and experience that singular bliss again. :).

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  2. So beautiful, Mike. I always know I’m in for a treat when I see you have something new to share. I haven’t read many rhyming pieces from you. This flows beautifully, and I love the classic feel of the verse. You combine a soft appreciation of beauty with a lonely stoicism, and the two together are heartbreaking. I loved this.

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    1. Thanks so much, Diana. Robert Frost is an influence on this piece, for sure. I think my favorite poem of his is “The Pasture,” which is only two stanzas of four lines each, but it epitomizes country life. For me, growing up on a farm was…difficult. There was natural beauty, but there was also family dysfunction which tinged everything with darkness. So, my poetry oftentimes has a decidedly melancholy feel to it, a deep yearning, a forlorn sadness. I can’t seem to separate the beauty from the sorrow in anything I write. But writing is magical, and when I’m able to create something new, it’s healing even if it’s sorrowful. I’m glad you enjoyed this piece. Your support and encouragement help keep me going, so many thanks, my friend. Much appreciated. 🙂

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