Changing Lanes: Ringing in the changes to a timeless rhythm

The stout farmer had risen early again. The peaks of poplars blushed in the half-light, while above the Loma de las Matanzas (Hill of Slaughters) a waning moon tended her bonfire of leaves.

27th January, 2007

The stout farmer had risen early again. The peaks of poplars blushed in the half-light, while above the Loma de las Matanzas (Hill of Slaughters) a waning moon tended her bonfire of leaves.

To crackling percussion he ducked between the ridges, his mattock ringing the melody, nicking and slicing along the terrace in a garden symphony.

He excised perfect furrows like an experienced surgeon, while in the valley, other farmers emerged to join the dawn...

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