41 thoughts on “Harvest

  1. A very potent poem. There’s certainly something dreadfully delightful about the cruelty one’s heart may suffer and the inevitability of attachment, but it reads as surprisingly… in love.

    • As I noted above, Credit goes to a friend, who gave me a prompt of “reaping” (Sometimes when I get stuck I post on facebook for prompts).

  2. Alexandra, this is so well done. You know, it’s hard for me to explain this, but the rhymes felt so subtle to me that I sort of read it the first time without noticing them… and then I read it again more carefully and noted them… but – they just flowed for me.


    • Thank you David! I love that sense of near rhyme, especially, as you say, when it’s actually true rhyme that sort of slides by. I’m not happy with that last line because of that–I feel like it’s a bit of a sledgehammer where a scalpel is needed.

      • I totally get that – and I’ve had that same experience of publishing something and be frustrated with a word or a line… and not knowing how to fix it satisfactorily! That happens to me more often than not. *sigh*

        • I was just thinking, reading everyone’s quadrille’s, that I wish I had a crit group like I had when I was a young artist.

  3. This is beautifully poignant! I especially love; “There is no chaff to set apart/Or lose in a forgotten store.”💝💝

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