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Remembering a Yellow Field - Elise Tomlinson
Remembering A Yellow Field
By Elise Tomlinson
Oil on Canvas 26"x 30"

From the Collection of Emily and Corey Wall


The Proverbs 31 Woman

She considereth a field, and
buyeth it: with the fruit of her
hands she planteth a vineyard.

Fields fall back
into the rooms of my hands,
the kitchen of my palm where food
emerges, spicy and rich: slice this knuckle
and find good rye bread, grains large enough
to taste. Drink from this vein,
a rich Merlot.

She is like the merchants’ ships;
she bringeth her food from afar.

I open my fingers in sunlight. Can you see fruit ripening,
the story of vineyards emerging from my bones?

Emily Wall

Updated: January 13th, 2003
paintings ©2000-2003 Elise Tomlinson, poems ©2000-2003 Emily Wall & Alexis Easley