The Potato Harvest

A high bare field, brown from the plough, and borne
  Aslant from sunset; amber wastes of sky
  Washing the ridge; a clamour of crows that fly
  In from the wide flats where the spent tides mourn
  To yon their rocking roosts in pines wind-torn;
  A line of grey snake-fence, that zigzags by
  A pond and cattle; from the homestead nigh
  The long deep summonings of the supper horn.
  Black on the ridge, against that lonely flush,
  A cart, and stoop-necked oxen; ranged beside
  Some barrels; and the day-worn harvest-folk,
  Here emptying their baskets, jar the hush
  With hollow thunders. Down the dusk hillside
  Lumbers the wain; and day fades out like smoke.

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