Recently, I received an invitation to contribute a themed “word list” to a poetry site that I visit quite often.
I chose a “neighbours” theme for the list posted so colourfully at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.ca/2013/10/get-listed-good-neighbors.html .
In connection with that theme, I am reposting a poem that I wrote. If you stop by the link site, you can enjoy a few “autumn reads” by some amazing poets!
By Patricia A. McGoldrick
It seems to me that neighbourhoods
Are kind of like pumpkin fields
Sprouting through clay soil
Spurting outwards with sprawling green vines
Budding and blossoming in orange sherbet blooms
Folding frequently at the tip of new creations
Freckle-faced green growth
Bigger and rounder segmented appendages
Turning to orange Carotene taking over
Vines shriveling to brown
The autumn field neighbourhood is dotted with
Orange pumpkin balls of all sizes and shades
‘Til harvest arrives, then, here come the pickers–
Some of the pumpkins are gone to new homes already
But, for those who are able,
A few more orange globes are captured
The carving begins
Designers of all ages plot a unique face
For their autumn gold and soon
Moist seeds are roasted, then salted, not sold
The promise of next year’s crop rests in the field
With the leftover seedlings
Continuing from the remainder of old neighbourhoods.
- Pumpkin primetime: State expecting a good crop, despite hot weather during pollination (cumberlink.com)
- Pumpkin Spice Is Not Actually What Pumpkin Tastes Like (thekitchn.com)
- Want To Stay Healthy This Autumn? Try These 4 Superfoods (medindia.net)
- Pumpkin Curry (whipadish.com)
- Fall Decor (keithwatsonevents.wordpress.com)
- Pumpkin Lunch for my Pumpkin. (mamasprinkles.wordpress.com)