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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom

Songs and Poems

Sand Plum Jelly

by Del Cain

In cabinet rows
like jars of sunrise
that trap the taste
of sand hill summer,
the plain's gift
to the patient
waits for the invitation
of breakfast biscuits.
On winter mornings
its glow and tang
sing of July,
of the sun,
of a land
that gives but
few luxuries
and those are never free.