Pumpkins on the Vine

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    Pumpkins on the Vine

    Sank down to cut pumpkin from vine
    Whilst cycled I through varied thought
    Children, parents, lovers, and divine
    Reflected on experience versus taught
    Hand still on vine, knife held ready
    I stopped in thought and position
    Still paused with knife hand steady
    Whilst continued mental supposition
    Brought back abruptly to the present
    Asked my son, "Are you all right?"
    "I’m fine," sighed I cutting a crescent
    Pumpkin parted vine in somber light
    Cold frost had browned old corn stalk
    Well before our pumpkins parted vine
    Gleeful Children and I then did walk
    All Carrying pumpkins parted from vine

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    PamelaALamppa commented on Pumpkins on the Vine

    10-22-2009

    A beautiful moment captured - yet careful contemplation at the cutting - memories - peace. You command the English language so well. An admirable poet. Thank you. ~Pamela

    laydbak1 commented on Pumpkins on the Vine

    06-26-2009

    You lifted the corners of my mouth... An easy, set through this tiny movie it was... Enjoyed this one.... Well done...

    ginga commented on Pumpkins on the Vine

    05-15-2009

    I love earthy poems about the harvest.Pumpkins are a fascinating vegetable and fun to watch them as they grow. You have captured the essence of this. A joy to read. ginga

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