"Cornfield in the Isle of Wight" by Richard Burchett‘The Big Corn Field’ by Carol Smallwood The Society December 28, 2017 Beauty, Poetry 2 Comments A Rondeau The big corn field was gone today: A machine crouched amid the fray Like a locust after a feast Near the side road facing southeast— Likely to be gone by Sunday. The corn had turned from day to day Yellow-green to deep green array Then the pallor of baker’s yeast… The big corn field. The next step: to plow all away To let the shorn stubble decay And the field would appear deceased All—from north to south, west to east Nothing left behind to convey The big corn field. Carol Smallwood’s over four dozen books include Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching, on Poets & Writers Magazine list of Best Books for Writers. Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Picket Fences is a 2014 collection from Lamar University Press; Divining the Prime Meridian, is forthcoming from WordTech Editions. She has appeared in such journals as: Drunken Boat; The Writer’s Chronicle; The Main Street Rag; Jelly Bucket; English Journal.Carol has founded, supports humane societies. Related Post A Translation of André Chénier’s ‘Elegy XX’... Born at Constantinople in 1762 of a French father and Greek mother, André Chénier grew up in pre-revolutionary France and studied at Paris. Well-read,... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 2 Responses Satyananda Sarangi December 28, 2017 Greetings! This poem is lovely, deep and full of truth. Loved it. I remember myself writing a similar poem on corn fields. Here it is : http://classicalpoets.org/meadows-of-corn-and-other-poetry-by-satyananda-sarangi/ Looking forward to reading more poems from you. Regards Reply David Hollywood January 10, 2018 We have a large corn field near to us and your sense captures all of the harvest we witness. Thank you. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.