Friday, September 17, 2010

The End of Summer by Antonia Bissell Laird

Summer fades, 
and with it goes 
sweet white corn,
tomatoes plump with juice, 
beans plucked from the vine, 
strawberry mouse,
raspberries divine. 

Summer's filled with watermelon seeds,
blueberries picked beneath a sharp clear sky,
fresh garden peas and rhubarb pie. 

Summer's fled,
pumpkins are sold from roadside stands.
Fruit is on the trees, 
There is a wisp of frost.
It's time for basted grouse and applesauce.

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