A flax crop in Lawn Field

The flax crop in Lawn field is blossoming now.  Come and see it!  Flax is a very ancient crop, from which humans have made linseed oil and linen cloth.  This crop has been sown in association with Flaxmill Maltings in Shrewsbury, to create cloth.  In late July the flax will be pulled, then processed.  Meantime, I wrote a short poem.

Flax Acton Scott

Lawn Field

 

Electric-blue damselfly
flickers up like a switch
in a sway of narrow stems
and modest flowers,
sky-fragments
scattered 
on this breathing field,
this rolling film of flax.

 

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