Brittany Rowland, an Education major here at Tennessee Wesleyan, reflected on the locality of East Tennessee and graciously provided the newspaper with a poem that mirrors the beauty and grandeur of our surrounding country. Below is her poem, “Hunt-Lovin Farm” which includes depictions of the rural areas surrounding the college. We fell in love with this piece–what do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
I am a century farm,
Complete with a house and barn.
There are countless things I have seen,
Even before these mountains were green.
I was established in 1905;
My legacy still remains alive.
Each step you take is only a hint
Of each ancestor’s footprint.
I am nestled in a small valley with a majestic view,
Surrounded by mountain forests only half as new.
Numerous crops I have grown;
Many creatures I have known.
If it were not for the care of my masters,
Long ago I would have become simple pastures,
With no memory to see of the greatness I could be;
But all of my masters have cared for me tenderly.
So here I stand proud, strong, and true;
My masters keeping me as good as new.
I will stay here for many years to come;
Everywhere you can see what my masters have done.
Oh, the stories my structure’s walls could tell,
Full of happiness that is easy to compel.
So many more things I wish I could share,
But the time that would be is beyond compare.