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Just a hint
Tom Montag


Just a hint
of straight green lines

in the warming fields --
only a farmer

or a farmer's son
can see them.

© by Tom Montag.
Used with the authorís permission.

Tom Montag was raised on an Iowa farm, but now lives in Wisconsin. Retired from a career in the printing industry, he is the author of several books of poetry as well as several books of prose. He's also a songwriter and plays bass, as often as he can. Tom teaches creative nonfiction and poetry at The Mill: A Place for Writers, in Appleton, Wisconsin, and his work has appeared in numerous literary magazines. With David Graham, he is currently editing an anthology of poetry about small towns. Tom's poem, "Lecturing My Daughter on Her First Fall Rain," has been incorporated into the permanent design of Milwaukee's Convention Center, along with the work of other Wisconsin writers. Learn more about him at


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I'm sure whatever you choose t do when you grow up with benefit those of us who love words...As a loquacious writer, I deeply appreciate your conciseness.
Posted 03/12/2011 08:25 AM
Gary Busha:
So much said and implied in so few words, is the reason this poem works. Good to see Tom's work.
Posted 03/12/2011 07:01 AM

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