Furrows in the aching brow.
Furrows in the wakening earth.
Both scored deep by the power of the plough.
Furrows in the brow:
Beaten into submission
By circumstance and situation -
An unattractive portrait of aging and suffering.
Furrows in the earth:
Parallel productivities in loam
Dug, dark and lifted
Aired, turned and shifted –
A masterpiece weave of technique and mystique.
One fruitless: turned astern - stunting pain and past history
The other fruitful: looking ahead - all growth and creativity.