Golden Toned Fields (Poem)

Written by Hadas Bat-el on Monday, 30 April 2018. Posted in Poetry

Golden Toned Fields (Poem)

Golden toned fields 
Stretch in. Miles, miles, miles 
Let the dew sink in and become your smile, smile, smiles
On the road, bus bumping over every stone
My feelings reach out to the line of eternity 
Till and they’ll fall over themselves
But there’s no horizon

Scented pain 
Flower graves
I like to feel the fresh air caress my face 
But it’s not just the AC blowin’
I see the water marks and bear scratches 
I await your grace

For the sun follows my heart to the east 
I’m not asking for much just a little peace
The golden tones that I dream of
Won’t you reflect them on me?

Golden hour 
They say my hair blends in with the fields
Of wheat and although I’m sour
My heart is sad but pumps upbeat 
Wind running with my hair 
See the glitter gold in my eyes 
Can’t you see I don’t care

For sun has got to live on in my heart
And I beat all same, even in the dark
The inky blackness, my hand extracts from
Can’t you see me? 
Do the shadows shroud your abilities?
Care, Love, Concern- is it there?
In the dark can you still see my hair?
I want to simply be.
But I’ve lost myself in myself 
Hidden in the field and in the black and in thoughts
Through it all I know,
I can never truly be missing
Gold will always be gold.

Hi everyone! I know, I’m a day late. I have family visiting from the the good ol’ USA, so I’ve been busy catching up.

I wrote this poem last summer, on a long bus ride during golden hour. Golden hour is my favorite time of the day, I remember when I first heard about it. I was at away at sleepaway camp, and as shabbos came in I saw the wheat fields nearby had turned a beautiful gold color, reflecting the sun. A time of day where the whole world is bathed in a golden light, usually not noticed for us people being too busy with our lives to take a second, stop, and pay attention.

I turned to a friend of mine who hobbyed in photography, “Hey Shiri, look at my hair!” I called. In the light my hair was transformed into a big mass of every gold, red, and bronze shade under the sun. (Forgive the pun). She laughed: “This happens every day, we photographers call it Golden Hour”.

“This is my favorite part of the day!” I exclaimed as I twirled around, seeing my hair in the different shades of light.

I hope you guys have a great week!
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– Hadas Bat-el
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About the Author

Hadas Bat-el

Hadas Bat-el

Hadas Bat-el is a writer, songwriter, and blogger. She is the founder of FrumHangOut and the head of the first ever gemach for Jewish music. She has a passion for writing and has had work published in a few major magazines. 

She likes blogging about FHO, life, thoughts, writing, poetry, photography, and whatever is on her mind.

Feel free to e-mail her! She loves getting in touch with her readers!

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