Giving Thanks…*

*…Then turning, danced…Back to his field, …And right before the pole… He kneeled… What prayers do scarecrows…Make to God? …Of sky and rain, …And wind and sod? …Or do they touch on love…Or beauty? …Do they sing of faith…And duty? …

The Scarecrow’s Dance

by Jane Yolen, Art by Bagram Ibatoulline