Grains of Wheat

For DVerse Poetics today, we are to write inspired by wheat. At first, I was completely at a loss for any inspiration, but tonight I wrote this Chaucerian stanza.


Unless a grain of wheat shall fall upon
The fertile ground and die, a sacrifice,
It remains a single grain; but once gone
It returns, and is now worth well past twice:
Potential on which you can’t put a price.
Does wheat feel trepidation ere the fall?
Is falling in the field falling at all?

The Angelus, Jean-François Millet

9 thoughts on “Grains of Wheat

  1. WOW! What a brilliant write! The last two lines left me momentarily dazed, thoughts swiftly swirling inside my head! Absolutely brilliant…Loved it thoroughly. 🙂

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  2. WOW! I love how you wrote this. It’s entwined with mesmerizing imagery, and I love your take on the prompt. Very creative and visceral! I throughly enjoyed reading this.

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