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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 thoughts on “dVerse — Poetics — Night Harvest

  1. 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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  2. 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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