Friday, May 29, 2009

Making Crop Circles

Surely it's a harmless pastime. True,
some sprouting grain is trampled and destroyed
and farmers bear the cost: so they're annoyed
by crop-circles. It just takes a few
yards of good string, some stakes and boards, some glue.
Next day, the credulous are overjoyed,
claim proof of life in interstellar voids
or ley-lines diagrammed for public view.

Controversy can be entertaining,
circle-making's fun when it's not raining,
but be careful of the farmer's rights:
don't break down a fence or damage fields,
pick a crop that's given up its yield
or find a better way to spend your nights.

Image by Frank Dasilva, via Poefusion
Collection available! Knocking from Inside

1 comment:

Michelle Johnson said...

Crop circles can be beautiful and intricate art but, at the expense of a farmer trying to make his living isn't the way to make art... live. So, I have to agree, they need to find better ways to express themselves.