Dateline: 24 April 2014
I sometimes fear the younger generation
will be deprived
of the pleasures of hoeing;
there is no knowing
how many souls have been formed
by this simple exercise.
the pea-root's home,
a fertile wound perpetually healing.
The blade chops the earth new.
Ignorant the wise boy who
has never rendered thus the world fecunder.
“Fecunder” is a variation of the word, “fecund,” which is rarely used these days. Fecund means fruitful, fertile, or prolific. So fecunder would therefore mean more fruitful, more fertile or more prolific.