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Harvest Time
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By Quentin Clingerman
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Harvest Time


Sent, they stand with sharpened sythes

The field of corn a drooping harvest green and brown

Ready, beyond ready, to be cut and set in shocks

Field mice scatter as the sythe moves rhythmically along the row

A helper gathers up the stalks and ties them into shocks

Standing like silent sentries in the field of stubs

The ripened ears of corn have been picked

Awaiting a time of husking, of work and laughter

As the bushels are emptied into a farm wagon

Drawn by noisy tractor or a pair of snorting horses


It is the time of harvest in a bygone era

A quieter time, a saner time, but not necessarily a happier time


Not necessarily a happier time 



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Submitted: Saturday, September 29, 2007

Last Updated: Saturday, September 29, 2007

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.

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