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cornrows

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cornrows

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at the first rustle

of shadow on skin

I wake beside him

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I slide from the bed

flip the latch, climb through

the window, he will

be angry

the thought delights me

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I cross to the cornfield

silken rows of ribbon

higher than my head

an army, khaki-clad

could march here

one row over

and we could all

have solitude

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I shift rows

suddenly

catch a glimpse

of tassels

chevrons

boot heels

click into the next row

ribbons quiver

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takes nine minutes

to find a cornrow

north to south

leads back to the house

I cross the yard

pause on the threshold

I hesitate

a stranger

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the cornstalks whisper

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I raise my fist

hammer on the door

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Published as: ‘cornrows’, Spring 2013, The Antigonish Review 173

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Copyright  2013   Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

November 11, 2013 at 7:28 am

cornfields and mushrooms 5-5

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field near Fontpatour (image from Street View)

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Day 5-5 1 Logbook

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Day 5-5 1 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google maps)

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On April 23rd, my virtual bike trip took me along huge cornfields, reminding me of the big cornfields in southern Ontario …

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huge cornfield

huge cornfield west of Les Grandes Rivieres (image from Street View)

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I was also excited to see small round white shapes in the plowed fields.  I thought they must be mushrooms …

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what are those small white things in the fields? (image from Street View)

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I even convinced myself I saw a Chanterelle in one field, even though I know these are usually found in rich woodlands …

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Jane's Chanterelle

it looks a little like a Chanterelle … (image from Street View)

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The joke is on me!!!  I knew what I was really seeing when I biked past a pile of small white stones at the edge of one field …

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a pile of white stones (image from Street View)

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Best View: memories of cornfields in southern Ontario …

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'ears and teeth'

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Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

May 20, 2013 at 7:00 am

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