The flame-red moon, the harvest moon,
Rolls along the hills, gently bouncing,
A vast balloon,
Till it takes off, and sinks upward
To lie on the bottom of the sky, like a gold doubloon.
The harvest moon has come,
Booming softly through heaven, like a bassoon.
And the earth replies all night, like a deep drum.
So people can't sleep,
So they go out where elms and oak trees keep
A kneeling vigil, in a religious hush.
The harvest moon has come!
And all the moonlit cows and all the sheep
Stare up at her petrified, while she swells
Filling heaven, as if red hot, and sailing
Closer and closer like the end of the world.
Till the gold fields of stiff wheat
Cry `We are ripe, reap us!' and the rivers
Sweat from the melting hills.Harvest Moon is a beautiful and magical time to celebrate autumn's beauty, color, and splendor. How will you enjoy the bountiful gifts of autumn? Will it be with spicy baked goods, something hearty and comforting, or maybe even a spooky treat? Whatever you chose is sure to be magical!
Make and post your Harvest Moon post by Sunday, October 30th. Don't forget to link your post of the week with Mr. Linky below so that we can all enjoy your harvest creation! Remember to leave a comment after just to be sure we don't miss anyone.
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If you missed the Peasant Food theme last week, be sure to cruise over and see all the hearty and rustic dishes that everyone prepared. Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Tessa Kiros right now. Please be sure that you've used or adapted one of her recipes for your post!
*Harvest Moon Poem by Ted Hughes