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First Line: God will not let my field lie fallow
Last Line: He will not let my field lie fallow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Charlotte
Subject(s): God; Plowing & Plowmen


God will not let my field lie fallow.

The ploughshare is sharp, the feet of his oxen are heavy;
They hurt.
But I cannot stay God from His ploughing,
I, the lord of the field.
While I stand waiting,
His shoulders loom upon me from the mist,
He has gone past me down the furrow, shouting a song.

(I had said, it shall rest for a season.
The larks had built in the grass ...)

He will not let my field lie fallow.





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