Rictameter poetry, The corn field

Harvest time has arrived.

Corn field

Brown husky stalks

Swaying rhythmically

Patiently awaiting harvest

Soon the blackbirds will invade harvested field

Thankful for kernels left behind

Combine furrowing field

Blackbirds fleeing

Corn field.

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Ruby, I was wondering where you had gone and here you are. I miss corn fields. My grandparents had a corn farm long ago and I remember being in awe of all those acres of stalks blowing and rustling in the wind.

Anyway, loved your poetry and the memories it stirred.

Best wishes to you my friend

bill


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

I love this form and you do it so very well! Lovely Ruby!


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

RUBY!!!!! I am doing back flips that you published. Ouch, I think I pulled something. This is a wonderful, poem of harvest and renewal. Your distinct style shines here.


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jonmcclusk 3 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

Interesting, I've never attempted the form myself but you've opened the doors of curiosity.


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

......to the place, I belong..........take me home, country roads...

It doesn't get any better than Ruby, your musings on my favorite time of year and the perfect country song.

You were missed, my friend and this is the very reason. Love, mar


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

You reminded me of where I grew up, and so I smile. :) Ah...but then again. . .you also are from IL, are you not?


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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Ruby. Rustic thoughts of yesteryear for me here Ruby. A really nice hub.

Graham.


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annart 3 years ago from SW England

I love harvest time and watching the big combines in the fields. We're near the sea so we have the gulls coming in for the scraps and worms as well as blackbirds and even buzzards. Like the rhythm and shape of this poem.


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica

Hi Ruby :). I could picture the corns in the field waiting to be reaped and the black birds gathering what they can afterwards. Loved it.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

The circle of life and the cycles of the season - in a corn field. Not much different in the real world, eh?

So good to read something that you penned, my friend..

sharing/caringxx

have a great w/end dearxx


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Ruby, I am sooooo pleased to see you have returned! I’ve never written this type of poetry before, but you make it look easy. This is a timely piece in light of the holidays and beautiful autumn that is now all around us. I like the way it flows forward and then back, with the words reflecting the very same action of what the crows and the harvest mean. Very clever and creative. Voted up and shared. :-)


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello all my dear friends. I will be back to comment to each of you when i have more time. This is a busy and hectic day for me. I am so happy to be back writing again. I appreciare your emails and encouragement and i love you all. Smiles.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Beautiful rictameter, Ruby! The English word 'corn' always confuses me. In my language corn is 'koring' (wheat), while you mean 'mealies/maize' with your word 'corn'....

While reading your poem I swear I could smell those corn fields. I am curious about those blackbirds. Do we have them down here? What is their Latin (scientific) name?


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Bill, I guess i has a bad case of writer's block. I completely lost interest in reading or commenting. I was looking out of my kitchen window and watched the corn stalks sway and was inspired to write again. Thank you so much for your continued support...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Audrey, I'm so glad you liked this piece. Thank you for reading and supporting my work...Cheers..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Mike, If it were not for your encouragement, i don't think i would have attempted to write again. Thank you my dear friend. You must be more careful, back flips can make a grown man cry. Hee..Smiling BIG time..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello jonmcclusk, Nice to see you. This kind of poetry is fun to do, it's strickly done by syllables, so many for nine lines, the first and last line must be the same. Try it. I think you will enjoy it. Thank you for coming by...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Oh Mar, You are like a breath of fresh air. I appreciate you more than you know. You always build me up when i am down. I treasure your friendship. I am glad you enjoyed the video, John Denver is great and missed. Thank you dear one..Hugs....


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello shanmarie, I was born in In. but moved to Il. when i was two. I have been around corn fiels all my life. What is so ironic, they cut the corn today. When i was twelve years old i worked in the corn fields detasseling corn, i was so short i has to come out to get fresh air periodically. Thank's so much for coming by....


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Graham, So happy it brought back memories for you. When i was a kid we used to build teepees and play cowboys and indians, nice memories to ponder. Thank you for coming by..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello annart, It sounds like you live in a wonderful area, it must be wonderful to live by the sea. Thank you so much for comming by..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Cardisa, I am so glad you liked this. Thank you for telling me. Thank you my friend...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Leslie, I must tell you that i have not been able to reply on your recent book. I have read every installment but i couldn't comment. They asked for a password, i gave them everyone i ever had but i couldn't get in. I really don't understand, they showed my email address and showed i was a follower. Anyway, you rock baby! and you are a great writer. Love ya. and hugs galore...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Genna, I must tell you that i have been so down, no desire to write, then i read ' Winter ' and it opened up my desire to write again. You are such an inspiration, i hope you know that. Thank you for encouraging me to write again and telling me that you missed me. It means so much to me. Hugs my dear friend.


shanmarie 3 years ago

I could never detassle corn! It makes me all itchy to walk through a corn field. I was born and raised in Urbana-Champaign, but moved to TX after I graduated to attend a college. There used to be so many more cornfields around my old neighborhood as there used to be. Last time I was home I almost felt like I was in the wrong place! Things like apartments and post offices and Walmarts are now in their place.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Martie, I had to look it up. The Latin scientific name is Turdus Merula, they are found in North and South America. I an happy that you liked my Rictamerer. Thank you. I would be lost without your comments on my hubs, you were the first i connected to three years ago. We both have come a long way. Your writing is superior. Thank you for being my friend...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi shanmarie, I know the feeling. There's a Walmart on every corner. I live in a small town that still plants corn and watermelons. I really wouldn't know how to live in a large city. I worked in Houston for five years and was miserable the whole time. I guess i'm a country hick. Thank you for being my friend.....Cheers.


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Your beautiful comment brought me to tears. That is perhaps the nicest compliment I have received in quite awhile, and is very endearing to me. We are here for each other. As Billybuc wrote, “what is lacking at HP...A concentration on writing for the sake of writing.” I am so happy to see you return; your absence was felt by many, and I know I speak for others when I say, “welcome back, dear Ruby!” :-)


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Oh thank you Genna! It really is true, ' Winter ' was so inspiring and the music along with your words moved me to tears. I needed that to open up and think about writing again. Being depressed and feeling hurt is such a waste of time. Thank you again dear one..Hugs my friend.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

True, Ruby, we have come a long way, seeing each other grow. Here's to many more years of friendship online.

Thanks for the info. Those Turdus Merula are not in SA, although they have been introduced to Australia - the only country in the southern hemisphere. Seeing them in the corn fields in your picture has triggered my curiosity.

Take care, dear Ruby. I hope you are fine and still driving your three-wheeler :)


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carolinemd21 3 years ago from Close to Heaven

Hello Ruby! I have msed you and your beautiful poems. They are always full of life and nature. I love this one. pIt is very earthy. Great photos too. :)


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello again Martie, Yes we have and we've still got more stories to write. I am still riding my three wheeler and i'm fine. Thank you dear friend..Hugs..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello caroline, good to see you. Thank you for missing me. I am glad to be back. Thank's again...


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Hi Ruby, what a great poem, and its great to see you too! we all miss you when you go walk about! lol!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Welcome back, Ruby, what a pleasure to see you here. Your rictameter poetry is perfect. And so are the images you have chosen. So, m'dear, what have you been up to?


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Nell, Teasting the waters..Hee..Thank's for missing me. I miss your wit when away. Good to be home..Smiles..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello drbj, so good to see you. HP didn't feature a couple of my last hubs, i felt hurt and angry. I joined Bubblews and started writing, but i didn't like it. All my friends were here, so i swallowed my pride and tried again. Thank you my dear friend. I know you probably wrote some very educational hubs while i was away. I,m here to stay, no more wandering. Cheers...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

drbj, i meant to ask you about Epi, where is he? I really miss him...


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

Beautiful as always, Ruby. You always do the best. I love the pictures. Thanks for sharing with us. Voted up :-)

Prasetio


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Enjoyed the time spent in your cornfield.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

I love this time of year and your poem was great! It made me think of times when I was young and visiting my grandparents home. Well done.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

Hi Ruby-this is a beautiful poem with 'come to life' images. It's just magical my friend :-)


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello prasetio, so good to see you again. Happy you enjoyed. Thank you..


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Gypsy, Happy you enjoyed time in my corn field, please come again, anytime! Thank you...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Pam, so glad it brought back memories of your grandparents. Thank you...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello linda, so good to see you again, glad you enjoyed the pictures. Thank you my friend..


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Susan Recipes 3 years ago from India

Well done always exploring. Good Job.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you Susan. Happy you came by...

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    I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.



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