Poem-A-Day Challenge: Day 14

April is National Poetry Month so I’m tackling the Writer’s Digest 2019 April PAD Challenge hosted by Robert Lee Brewer.

Today’s prompt: Pick a state (or province, territory, etc.), make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. A few possibilities include New York, California, Ontario, Bavaria, and Champagne. It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: Feel free to bend this in any direction you wish.

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IOWA

I’ve never thought of nostalgia as green but here I am scrolling by these perfect swells and I am reclaimed,
returned, swept into the sweet and gentle folds of the past by this clear fond sea, this
comforting sea, these rolling waves of tender, luminous green
lulling me, stretching softly in humble curves, soothing me
into a longing as fresh and vivid as these fields against the moody sky.

The farm gathers among the fringed corn like a stoic congregation, waiting for the coming storm.