DSCF4572Staunch workhorse
Solid, dependable
Never glamorous or racy
Trundling through seasons
Year after year.DSCF7291

Drawing the plough
Harrowing the furrow
Dragging the hay rake
Combustion engine
Pumping away.DSCF7403

Red Farmall
Green John Deere
Loyalties, generations deep
Billowing exhaust
Into thin morning air.DSCF7274

Slow-moving beast
Taking on earthy hues
Sinking into the acreage
Overcome by time
Finally idled.IMG_9106


9 thoughts on “TRACTOR

    1. Melissa Shaw-Smith Post author

      Thanks, Susan. Nope. Never had a tractor, but as I drive around the countryside I’ve always got my eye out for a handsome looking old beast.

    1. Melissa Shaw-Smith Post author

      Glad you enjoyed them. Yes, late summer hay has a whole different scent to early summer hay–much richer, like a good honey.


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