Whispering Corn

This is not one,
but every corn field in Pennsylvania.

The land where my ancestors were born
and where a goodly part of my life has been spent wandering.

Where I was introduced to Mary Oliver’s poetry.

Her poems inform me as an artist
and help to focus the work,
as I try to focus the brush,
on the intimate experience of the nature
that surrounds us.

A whispered second chance.