dVerse — Poetics — Night Harvest

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Night Harvest

Farmer neighbors join
hands, bringing in the sheaves
under a wheat moon
while babies curl in baskets
dreaming of milky warm breasts

 

 

image:  “The Harvest Moon,” by Samuel Palmer (1805-1881)

Rosemarie Gonzales is today’s host at dVerse.  Rosemarie says:
Write a poem about or with “wheat” and its possible variations.

37 Comments Add yours

  1. lillian says:

    Ohhhhh I love this! For some reason, I’ve always loved the word “sheave”. And these lines
    “under a wheat moon
    while babies curl in baskets
    dreaming of milky warm breasts”
    are deliciously beautiful!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 ❤ Thanks much, Lillian, glad you enjoyed them.

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  2. kim881 says:

    This is such a comforting poem, Lisa, one that tells me all is right with the world, which we badly need at the moment,

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed the poem, Kim, yes we do.

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  3. I love the thought of a night harvest… and how important it is to bring in the wheat before it is spoiled. There is a comfort with those babies waiting… lovely

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed the ideas and feelings the poem invoked.

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  4. Lucy says:

    Oh, this is heavenly how you describe the harvest. ❤ Beautiful details in this poem.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lucy thank you.

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  5. Short and very very sweet. You have all the details there that we need.

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  6. calmkate says:

    simply delightful .. all of it!

    The wheat fields I meandered thru in India couldn’t be harvested after dark … too many snow leopards hunting then!

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      1. calmkate says:

        they are magnificent creatures …

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  7. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    The brevity is complimented by the lovely word sculpting. Without being crude, there are many of us yearning yet for warm breasts.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Nothing crude about it at all. There is comfort to be found in the bosom ❤

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  8. Grace says:

    Time for harvest is upon us. I love the image of that wheat moon.

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  9. I have visions of harvest festivals and sheaves of corn decorating a church where they would give thanks after their toil. Lovely Lisa 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Nice image, Christine 🙂

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  10. Ah, lovely – the moon echoes the milky breasts, the harvest echoes the feeding of babies – it’s just so well balanced.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sarah, thank you for your eyes.

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  11. Beverly Crawford says:

    I remember voices raised in song in our little country church…..”we shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves”. I’m not sure the child I was ever stopped to wonder what was the meaning of bringing in the sheaves, only that it was often a part of the soothing ritual that was Sunday morning at Nigh Chapel. Thank you for bringing that memory back to me.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad it brought a pleasant memory to you, Beverly ❤

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  12. sanaarizvi says:

    Short, crisp, succinct and absolute heaven! 💝💝

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy you like it, Sanaa 🙂

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  13. Sadje says:

    This poem presents a beautiful image

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        Always a pleasure Li

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  14. -Eugenia says:

    So lovely, Lisa! Somehow reminds me of simpler times.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Eugi.

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        You’re most welcome.

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  15. Ingrid says:

    I love the poem and the painting and music you’ve included with it. A song of fellowship and connection – something we all need to hear right now, thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy it connected with you. You’re right, Ingrid.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Misky says:

    Oh! This is just delightful in every way.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks much, Misky.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. your twist on harvest moon as the wheat moon is so creative. captures the blessings it brought!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you. I saw that painting awhile back and thought to use it when the time was right. The prompt was perfect for it.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. indeed, Ms. Jade!

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