Lynne FincherSpringarden

Norwegian Wisdom

An old Norwegian farmer once said
If you mortgage your farm
You're out of your head

Banking and farming
They don't mix

Whatever ails the pocket book
A bank can't fix

Banks extend what appears
To be a helping hand

And the very next year
They take all your land

The land she belongs
To those close to her soul

And not to the vault keepers
Of silver and gold

Tis better to weather
A year without rain

Than to mortgage your farm
If you wish to remain

On the land of your father
And mother so dear

A year with no harvest
Is nothing to fear

You can weather the lean times
If your land's free and clear

From the wisdom of nature
To the sound of the wind

Each passing season
Is the farmers best friend

He honors his neighbors
With a warm helping hand

And together they nurture
Their most sacred land

Submitted: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Edited: Monday, March 24, 2014

Topic(s): poetry

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Inspired by the movie Sweet Land and the book it is based on A Gravestone Made of Wheat by Will Weaver

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