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Michaelmas Day

On Michaelmas day when folk come together,

the harvest is in before changes in weather,

Growing now turns to food preservation.

Whatever religion or aspiration,

you cannot deny the wealth of the grain,

farmers reaping and binding again and again,

carry it proudly back to the farmstead,

secure for the future, the families bread.

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The last sheaf of corn is left there to stand,

till gathered for use by the old woman’s hand,

to make the corn dollies of nature’s pure gold,

woven and plaited in patterns of old,

the Corn Goddess then can shelter her wings

until next year’s springtime planting begins.

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With Michaelmas comes the curfew bell,

that rings between eight and nine to tell

when household fires should be doused for the night,

safeguarding the harvest until it is light.

The seasons we cannot arrange

but Michaelmas is a time for change.

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Elaine Morris (c) September 2015.

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More September Smiles.

Jorio.    (4 words x 4 lines).

Migrating geese come in

whiffling down to roost

filling the air with

the song of autumn.

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Elfje.

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Fish,

fast food,

flash of blue,

fully fashioned for diving.

Kingfisher.

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Two haiku.

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cutting sweet peas

in late September sun-

simple pleasure

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in evening sunlight

midges and mosquitoes dance

the cotillion

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Elaine Morris (c) September 2015.

September Smiles

Three Haiku.

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pimpled conker case

has spikes seven days later-

autumn progresses

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awoke to sunshine

across a freshly swept sky-

another new day

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twixt rose and sweet peas

the air is giddy with scent-

gentle summer breeze

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Elaine Morris (c) September 2015.

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