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Growing Moon, Growing Soil

Growing Moon, Growing Soil

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by John Davis
     
 
Growing Moon, Growing Soil is a collection of Florida-related poetry by John Davis Jr., an acclaimed regional writer. His works portray the true Florida: its people, its places, and its heritage. The author's life is also seen through verses about topics as diverse as citrus farming, journalism, and the teaching profession. Growing Moon, Growing Soil is an

Overview

Growing Moon, Growing Soil is a collection of Florida-related poetry by John Davis Jr., an acclaimed regional writer. His works portray the true Florida: its people, its places, and its heritage. The author's life is also seen through verses about topics as diverse as citrus farming, journalism, and the teaching profession. Growing Moon, Growing Soil is an endearing read to treasure time and again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598000016
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date:
05/20/2005
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
0.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 5.00(d)

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Weather Man

Without fail, he rises, pants and shirts himself, then - flashlight on - he treks across barn yard to grove's edge where it stands:

Tacked to deep-grained fence post years ago, it keeps its vigil -- marking falling temperatures with mercury precision.

Force of habit, now, in winter, after burn piles of freezes past, farmer turns collar up, squints into the unpredictable bitter blow, knowing curled color of wind-chill damaged leaves, wide-split bark of extended cold.

He keeps his ritual well-rehearsed, like planting on good signs or prayer before harvest, recording, during city's sleep, unexpected drops in red.

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