to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Sep 30, 2007

hole in sheaf

The house we live in for 10 years now
was for sale because
the previous owner died.
He was a retired farmer,
he stopped farming some 20 years
before his departure.
In the barn and hayloft
were heaps of hay and straw left,
mostly pressed in bales.
A few weeks ago we cleared part of the barn
and under the bales we found older sheaves.
The last time I saw sheaves standing on fields
was when I was a small child.
This one, when turned over
showed a perfect round little hole.
The sheaf is still in the barn,
I couldn't throw it away
it looked so perfect.

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