Harrowing Fields

To set the harrowing field

The implement for breaking up 

Of old ways; an old soil to be reclaimed;

It’s smoothing out of the surface

Of new things brought forth. 
In this way it is distinct 

Harrowing has its effect, like a plough 

That is used for deep tillage

Harrowing the field. 

It is the making over of a rough finish; 

The purpose is to break up clods,

Remaking lumps of soil 

To provide a finer finish, 

A better structure,

Suitable for the greater good. 
It it a removing of the weeds

It is Planting and replanting,

Covering the seed

And the sowing. 
Like a pupil or apprentice 

A seedbed to be prepared, 

Learning instead of disturbing, 

Teaching instead of distracting. 
A harrowing is not to wound, 

But meant to endure change,

A feeling not without a cause,

It is for growing and not for defeating 

And the willingness 

To never settle for less. 


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