“Sundown” by Karen O’Leary

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Sundown

Dakota dust clings
to dad’s sweaty skin.
We bring cold water
& ham sandwiches
to the men working
to get the crops planted.

Today they beat
the storm as steady
rain soaks the parched
soil, nourishing water
for the tiny seeds
they just tucked in.

 

Background for this Poem:

This poem is born of my growing up in rural Minnesota as a child that appreciated the opportunity to share in the farm life on vacations with my cousins. We brought the sandwiches out to those that were working in the fields. Rain was deeply appreciated when the crops were in. I’ve lived in North Dakota for most of my life as an adult. The rural life is a vital part of the Red River Valley.

 

Author Bio:

Karen O’Leary is a writer and editor from West Fargo, North Dakota. She has published poetry, short stories, and articles in a variety of venues including Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, bear creek haiku, Shemom, Creative Inspirations and NeverEnding Story. She edited an international online journal called Whispers for 5 ½ years. She enjoys sharing the gift of words.

 

Find Karen’s Writing at:

Whispers journal

 

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Amarine Rose Ravenwood

Amarine Rose Ravenwood is one of the pen names of Lorraine Hall. Through Poetry Passions Editing Services, Amarine provides poetry editing services to poets, and as The Literary Librarian, she is committed to supporting fellow authors in every way she can, from author interviews to poetry hosting, to providing space for book promos and book advertisements, to referring authors to services they are seeking. She is also an author and poetess and loves working with words.

8 thoughts on ““Sundown” by Karen O’Leary”

    1. Dear Nathan,

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Have you been published here? If so, please let me know so that I can return the favor.

      Best wishes,
      Karen

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    1. Dear Michael,

      It’s been awhile. You are such an encouraging friend. I hope you will be writing another poem to add to your blog. I look forward to reading it.

      Blessings and best wishes,
      Karen

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    1. Thank you so much, Paul. It’s been a wonderful experience, sharing the gift of words with you lately. I hope you will have a poem published here soon.

      Blessings always,
      Karen

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Dear Mary,

      Thank you for your kind words. It was a joy to read your poem published in this beautiful journal too.

      Blessings always,
      Karen

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