Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ON PLOUGHING, by EVELYN D. BANGAY

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ON PLOUGHING, by                
First Line: The slow shuttle of husbandry
Last Line: Sweating for daily bread.
Subject(s): Family Life; Plowing & Plowmen; Relatives

The slow shuttle of husbandry
Has plodded up and down
Till folds of tilth are lying
In ripples of shining brown.

The slow thoughts of my ancestry
Are moving across my brain,
Turning today's deeds under,
Laying the old facts plain:

How my father strode at his furrowing,
My mother's father spun
And worked in the mills of weaving;
So the image of both is one ...

The plough, horses and harnessing
Weaving slow lines of thread:
My grandfather and my father
Sweating for daily bread.

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