Musty Old Books
When the door to my mother opened
for the ninth time
I was born
into the land of strawberries
and Bantam roosters, into a storm
of purple lilacs and sweet cherry trees
with red arms reaching
like my brother’s and sister’s
come to carry me into the fields of alfalfa
and sweet clover where the rhubarb fanned
its green umbrella. Continue reading
Today I was witness
to Baryshnikov and Nureyev
in a wild ballet. Such grace! Continue reading
Hillock Hollow excerpted from The Love Tree Continue reading
Full of Goblin’s and bugs! This is a fully illustrated children’s book that is a modern take on the Battle of Jericho. It is set in the environs of Monsanto’s Evil Empire and is sure to capture the imagination of any child. Continue reading
Country Feed Supply
As Winter tries to close its fist
on the furrowed fields
where discs turn
for the umpteenth time, there’s a memory
in the kernels of corn
dormant ’til Spring— a memory of green,
a memory of gold, a memory of shoots
and roots to behold.
It’s a miracle of darkness
and the blessing of light
when sun warms seeds to life.
The unfurling of Spring
is the beauty of God, peace
to Summer, praise
to storm, food on the table
and the chattel floor.
From field to hopper,
from hopper to bin, from bin to truck
then up and up
the Country Feed Store’s sixty-five foot
grain-leg drop. Feed for horses,
feed for pigs, feed for cattle,
chicken and eggs. One bag, two,
three bags full
of the sweetest seeds— non-GMO.
Excerpted from CITY SLICKER’S GUIDE TO THE AMISH COUNTRY
my newest book available in paperback on Amazon, April 2017.
Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®
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some days are full
Some days are timid,
some days are bold.
Some days are broken
some days unfold Continue reading
Right, obtuse and acute
to the left and obtuse
to the right and staunch
as republicans Continue reading