Dreaming Corn

for Michael at Read Toads.  http://withrealtoads.blogspot.se/2017/07/get-listed-july.html    I am doing my first prompt for Real Toads using some of the words listed.

Dreaming Corn
rows of corn dream under
the peach ice cream moon.
crickets drone and birds sleep.
the sun begins to rise in shades
of raspberryorangelemon sherbet
and already at 6:00 a.m. it is 90 degrees
worth of heat. Birds begin to
sing, talking to one another
as they fling themselves to the blue sky
and back to the corn.
the stalks of corn form a cathedral
built of tall green towers
and music of rustling leaves.
birds tell each other of ants on this stalk,
crickets hiding under a fallen stalk
and flying bugs buzzing about.
ripening ears listen to the gossip.
the heat is a sweat of moist green.
until at dusk the birds discuss sleep
and slowly grow silent.
rows of corn dream under
the peach ice cream moon.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Plum
    Jul 06, 2017 @ 21:25:40

    I love this:

    “rows of corn dream under
    the peach ice cream moon”

    Beautiful framing.

    Also this:

    “the sun begins to rise in shades
    of raspberryorangelemon sherbet”

    Reply

  2. Sherry Marr
    Jul 06, 2017 @ 21:30:52

    This is beautiful and reminds me of how I walked among the rows of corn as a child, totally hidden by the stalks. Love the peach ice cream moon, too.

    Reply

  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jul 07, 2017 @ 00:23:07

    That is such a lovely place. I think I would prefer the night to the heat of day. Especially with a peach ice cream moon.

    Reply

  4. kim881
    Jul 07, 2017 @ 03:03:55

    Dreaming corn – what an idyllic image, Toni. I love the lines:
    ‘the sun begins to rise in shades
    of raspberryorangelemon sherbet’
    and
    ‘the stalks of corn form a cathedral
    built of tall green towers
    and music of rustling leaves’.

    Reply

  5. georgeplace2013
    Jul 07, 2017 @ 07:47:48

    This takes through a wonderfully colorful day’s cycle. I feel refreshed

    Reply

  6. Kerry
    Jul 07, 2017 @ 07:53:03

    I love the title of this piece and the way you have described each detail makes this a memorable reading experience.

    Reply

  7. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jul 07, 2017 @ 14:01:12

    The imagery in this is delicious and the summer mood you create is spot on. I’ve lived in places with those rows of corn and you awaken memories so acutely.

    Reply

  8. Brendan
    Jul 08, 2017 @ 05:58:37

    I was rapt in the 31 flavors of an ice cream sky, beguiled by the cathedral of corn growing below.

    Reply

  9. Susie Clevenger (@wingsobutterfly)
    Jul 08, 2017 @ 11:28:37

    Beautifully descriptive…

    Reply

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