One barley stalk in a field reaching for the sky
One barley stalk repeated
A multitude, a crop, vital, radiant, shimmering.
One vertical straw, a scattering of chaff and stray seeds.
One barley straw repeated
A multitude, a carpet, the essence extracted,
Surface, stiff, a bed of golden nails.
One stitch, repeated,
The gold prevails, the cloth haptic.