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|Farmers ought not cut against the grain
Or take from nature more than it would give.
Reason often goes in a straight line
That would, if curved, require extra time,
Yet would not cause the ecosphere such pain.
To farm is to be patient and to live
With the earth, pursuing mutual gain,
Obeying the commands of sun and rain.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.