Where The Maize Grows

Where The Maize Grows

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(Intimidating)

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Where tractor tracks have marked a path
we walk where farmer's fields divide.
On either side are sentinels,
formidable on guard they stand.
A shield that looms above our heads,
full green, a wall where silence speaks.
"Keep out" I hear "don't trespass here",
a whisper echoes in my ear 
and I for one quite happily
pass through and do so hastily.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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' , a wall where silence speaks.' Thinking on that sentence. Closing eyes, seeing how it is, what It can mean.

So many paused footsteps, Chris, barricades to freedom of speech, thought and movement. Everywhere. You name it. Your words are subtly clever as clever, used the countryside and its waiting harvest.. seems life and all it means is suspended like that Damoclean (?) sword.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thank you Em. I do enjoy finding out where my lines take the reader. I always find those little jour.. read more
emmajoy

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Seems there are signs like that everywhere these days. The right to be Self - and accepted for it, i.. read more



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Where i grew up corn stalks out number people 20 to one:) when passing thru them the sound of the wind bristling thru them and the way they sway in unison like soldiers as the breeze blows thru will give anyone goosebumps:) nice capture in a very old school voice in this poem Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thank you Bunny. Every now and again the classical style breaks through. You understand perfectly th.. read more
Aside from how evocative the imagery conveyed in this poem is, it is quite beautifully composed; takes me back to my childhood reading of the English Romantics.

An absolute joy to read.

Beccy.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Hello Beccy thank you for your lovely comments. Pleased you enjoyed the read.

Chris
Ah, when we are young, we dare to do a lot of things we might not do as adults. Walking into a field you know you are not supposed to be in....scary really. Sentinels stand guard? Are they the trees or the crops in the field? Yes, best to get through the field as quickly as possible! I liked this one...as usual, you paint a vivid picture. Lydi**

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Crop had reached the height of eight feet, towering over us, and on either side. Whispering in the w.. read more
' , a wall where silence speaks.' Thinking on that sentence. Closing eyes, seeing how it is, what It can mean.

So many paused footsteps, Chris, barricades to freedom of speech, thought and movement. Everywhere. You name it. Your words are subtly clever as clever, used the countryside and its waiting harvest.. seems life and all it means is suspended like that Damoclean (?) sword.

Posted 1 Week Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Em. I do enjoy finding out where my lines take the reader. I always find those little jour.. read more
emmajoy

1 Week Ago

Seems there are signs like that everywhere these days. The right to be Self - and accepted for it, i.. read more
All those movies about the corn children have made their impression



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Christine Anne Shaw

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I guess they must have been pretty scary Kent. I will have to look this one up and find out more. In.. read more
Lol...as a youngster I detailed corn in the summers. A really s****y job but paid well. Those leaves will cut you, so it’s best to walk slowly and don’t listen to the conversation!!! Loved this!!!

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thanks Crowley, happy to find out where my poem took you. All the best.

Chris
A great piece, as so often you've raised a smile.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thank you Jordan, appreciate your visit.

Chris
all hail the ramblers rights watch out for the angry coos,, I know what I'm talking about, lol

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

It was a lovely walk gram, quite near the river but that maize was intimidating in height and spooky.. read more
this is interesting. i've always had a great awe and respect for crops. i find a corn field to be somewhat sacred and intimidating sort of like divine soldiers stretching out for acres. this was unexpected, touching and brought back pleasant memories of that feeling ... :)

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Christine Anne Shaw

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You must experience the same sort of intimidation that I had. It was the height of the maize, the mo.. read more
Very nice poem I remember when I was living in Korea country side, our yard was right next to a rice field. We'd play soccer and the ball would get stuck in the water and mud. We would always run through the rice field to get the ball.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thank you JungLee for sharing those memories that my poem triggered. Thank you for your visit.
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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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