Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find Thee sitting careless on a granary floor, Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind; Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep, Drows’d with the fume of poppies, while thy hook Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers.
My father worked with a horse-plough, His shoulders globed like a full sail strung Between the shafts and the furrow.
For the present at any rate, I must proceed alone. I must plough my own furrow alonebut before I get to the end of that furrow, it is possible that I may not find myself alone.
For ever and ever, my darling, yes—Goodness and love are undying;Only the troubles and cares of earthAre winged from the first for flying.Our way we ploughIn the furrow "now;"But after the tilling and growing the sheaf;Soil for the root, but the sun for the leaf—And God keepeth watch forever.mary mapes dodge
Enthusiastic partisans of the idea of progress are in danger of failing to recognize because they set so little store by them the immense riches accumulated by the human race on either side of the narrow furrow on which they keep their eyes fixed; by underrating the achievements of the past, they devalue all those which still remain to be accomplished.claude lévi-strauss
Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield: Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke: How jocund did they drive their team a-field! How bow'd the woods beneath their sturdy stroke!thomas gray
Youths ’ insatiable curiosity is soon squelched and its breadth of view quickly forced into the furrow cut by the plow of convention .
O, to bring back the great Homeric time, The simple manners and the deeds sublime: When the wise Wanderer, often foiled by Fate, Through the long furrow drave the ploughshare straight.