1716: Bed Making

Fork
clumped soil into air
& so be obliged to remove

damn stones under loam /
My early lessons from my

Dad
lent me bent to crafts
but my art was opposed

by other’s cuts & too easy
takes to clear rooted fixes

Weeding
out requires hand
& eye to both bury & break

forged weights of laid clay –
to open seed-set places in

all
our turned out robust beds/
Not digging to evade duty –

instead a modern victory if
we agree to those older rules


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