Ingrid Bruck is wild flower gardener and a poet inspired by nature. She lives in Amish country in Pennsylvania. This site shocases selected works by her.

Hot & Cold Fall - Published by: Verse-Virtual

Hot & Cold Fall

A fall heatwave blazes, 

jade corn fields glow flaxen.

It’s time to scythe sun burned corn,

shuck and crib yellow cobs,

feed stalks through the chopper,

store fodder and bedding for winter.

Hot days cycle between cold ones.  

A hard frost turns wildflowers black

and trees bright colors.

Farmers pick the last root crop,

till under dead plants and roots,

spread manure on soil and stubble.  

It’s time to seed alfalfa and clover, 

grow a cover crop blanket

to keep fields from washing away.

Wind pelts cold on clothes and face,

chimes clatter around the house, 

the season flames.

One leaf skitters like a squirrel

crossing the road.

Date Published: September 14, 2018

Forget-Me-Not Garden - Published by: Naturewriting

Two Poems - Published by: Poppy Road Review