The Faithful Farmer

NaPoWriMo 2020: Day 21

Ideas are only seeds
of possibilities
sometimes kept in pocket
of mind for years.

They need rich dark
loam, nurture,
and tender care
in order to grow.

Writing them down
gives them soil
in which to take root
to flourish.

Willingness to believe
waters and feeds
the instinctive need
to grow.

While breath of inspiration
is the necessary air
that will bring them to

Elizabeth Crawford 4/21/2020

Note: Image is a pen and ink line weave sketch that started out as a pattern of empty circles, awaiting further definition.


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4 Responses to The Faithful Farmer

  1. Marianne says:

    Your words are beautiful, Elizabeth! I love the idea of nurturing your thoughts! I, on the other hand, labor painfully over each line. I find that I have to jolt and shock my words into something that makes sense!

    Marianne, there is a school of thought (very old) that believes that nothing can be created without pain. I was an abuse victim when I entered College and my first Creative Writing Prof. was a member of that school of thought. He made my life a living hell with the use of public ridicule, and I simply quit altogether. It was a History professor, a gentle compassionate man who got me writing again. I learned a great deal in College that had nothing to do with my two degrees, lol… Being a farmer is damned hard work, much of which is done behind the scenes. That is also part of my experience. For me, nurture has a far more lasting effect than beating something into submission. But, above all else, we each have to find our own way and what works best for us within the Creative process. I love what you are doing and truly believe the world needs both of us.



  2. Sherry Marr says:

    I am so grateful that you plant and harvest poems, my friend. We are the richer for it.


  3. Elizabeth, the first stanza explains it all. Well done. 9 more days!



  4. Irene says:

    Thanks for the breaths of inspiration, Elizabeth!


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