Tag: farmers


Rain

During this dry spell
watch this farmer.
Too much rain is depression.
Not enough
and with every passing rainless day
the smile grows hollower,
eye contact grows briefer,
and the movements of the body
grow rigid and clumsy.

In this sunny summer
I smiled,
I grew,
and now
I hope …
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Foxwalk

This hippie homesteader
I saw on a DVD
keeps some woods
on the edge of his farm
partly for hunting and foraging
but mostly—mostly he steps
out toes first, foxlike,
to his sitting spot
where he cups his hands around his ears
and waits for the wilderness
to relax …
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Holistic Efficiency

Here's a puzzle. Guess the word for each of the following definitions:

  1. The feeling or tendency of not wanting to work hard or be active.
  2. The body's innate desire to conserve energy.
  3. The pleasurable feeling of performing a task efficiently.
  4. The skill of minimizing exertion and strain.

Our language has …

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Relational Economics

"Money and friendships don't mix." "Work and life don't mix." "Don't go into business with a friend", "don't loan money to friends", "don't make friends with your employees", "don't bring your work home". "It's not personal, it's business." You'll hear all these nuggets of advice, and more like them, in …

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