"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. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 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 ReplyYour 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.