A Time to Lie Fallow


Fallow fields

Lie empty

Under an enormous sky

Feelings roll

Like crashing waves

Stabbing my breath 

With the pain

Of insignificance

Fallow fields 

Lie empty

Under a generous sky

Stepping out 

Of my heart

To go walking

Over the hills

Inquest of the Truth

For the secret

Of fallow fields

Is Fertility.

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2016


“You’re going to pass something down no matter what you do or if you do nothing. Even if you let yourself go fallow. The weeds will grow and the brambles. Something will grow.” ~ John Steinbeck

“None of us can maintain the fertility of our beings without renewal.” ~Deng Ming-Dao


8 thoughts on “A Time to Lie Fallow

  1. Thanks….I think we all need to be responsible beings and to do the very best we can, not only for ourselves, but also for our future….Let’s grow together into something wondrous….Blessings to you, Barbara xxxxx

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    • That is so true Barbara, and it’s so easy to get lost in the feeling of being responsible sometimes that we forget to pause and rest. It is so important to take good care of ourselves so that we can reach continuously into our inner treasure chest to share with others. 🙂 Be blessed. ❤


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