Wheat Fields

Wheat Fields or Wheat Fields with Sheaves, June 1888 by Vincent Van Gogh

They huddle like a team at quarter time,

wheat sheaves tufted.

cut and bound ready to stack

 

The field turns brown from the cutting line.

upright stalks mown down by men

swinging scythes rhythmically,

tied by women with scarves in their hair

 

The sun follows the workers across the field,

its golden eye ever watchful,

blazing at day’s zenith,

wearying those who labour

 

White puffy clouds roll across the blue sky

bubbling up into the possibility of a storm

such a promise heartens and urges the workers

Harvest first, respite may follow

 

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