Fallow Field


Our minds are like the fallow field

Overgrown when left on their own

The truth of ourselves unrevealed

In all the brambles time has grown


The lesser die, the greater thrive

In the potpourri of our minds

Weeds and flowers are both alive

One is just much easier to find


Farmers with plows each season

Turn under the rooted earth

New, rich soil is the very reason

The field has inherent worth


Change is how we find the good

With the coming of each new spring

If we plant the seeds we should

The yield can be inspiring


So, tend your field, steward well

Nothing grows when left untilled

Change is where new thoughts dwell

And fallow dreams left unfulfilled


17 Responses to “Fallow Field”
  1. beth says:

    important to not let it go –

  2. kristianw84 says:

    Another one for the entire world should read this list! I love the analogy and it flows so smoothly. Well done, my friend!

  3. I love the visuals that these words create!

  4. K.L. Hale says:

    This speaks so beautifully to me! How do I choose a favorite? This is one! “Weeds and flowers are both alive…One is just much easier to find.”

  5. yassy says:

    Beautiful thoughts beautifully versed. Simply lovely.

  6. Jim Borden says:

    I had to look up what fallow meant, and it seems like it is often a good idea to let fields lay fallow. That may suggest that it may be good to sometimes sit with our thoughts and not do anything for a bit…

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