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Apple Pickin' Time

In the orchard stood row on row
Trees adorned with colored balls
Decorating the meadow's rim
Like ornaments in Christmas halls.

Before the harvest we strolled there,
Slowly, on this autumn day,
When you shook loose your auburn hair
And beckoned me with furtive wave.

You held your basket with a smile
Knowing that you would beguile,
"Sir, fill this please if you so wish
with those apples carefully piled".

In the orchard stood row on row
Trees adorned with colored balls
Decorating the meadow's rim
Like ornaments in Christmas halls.

"Then I will make your favorite pie -
Celebrate the season's bliss
With cider and some eau-de-vie
And then, my Dear, a tart sweet kiss".

Inspired by Isaiah's contest and a 19th century painting
by Walter Boodle called "In The Orchard"

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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 5:41:00 PM
    Congrats on your great winning work..Way to go..Sara

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 10:13:00 PM
    Great write, Craig! Congrats on your 1st place win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Craig, Awesome Apple Pickin' Time Win................ SKAT ~ LOVE ~

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 11:46:00 AM
    Lovely verses that paint such a perfect picture in that orchard. Congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 8:47:00 AM
    love your images in this beautifully penned poem Craig...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 3:51:00 AM
    Congrats on the win ,Craig

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 8:27:00 PM
    This is extremely beautiful my dear friend Craig. You've perfectly painted an exquisite masterpiece through your lovely words. I didn't know that there's again another painter/ painting introduced in the contest. I've seen the title but got no idea that it's painting. Thank you so much for sharing it through your stellar poems. So love it & enjoyed! Good luck my dear friend. Thank u so much as well for your precious time reading/commenting on my works. Have a great day! love lots,Leonora

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 8:02:00 PM
    It all sounds so delicious, it's my daughter's birthday in a few days, and I always make her a home made apple pie, I can taste the sweetness of your words, thanks for the wonderful sharing Craig, xxx

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 10:13:00 AM
    Awwww, so romantic. You've painted a very vivid picture here, Craig. Good luck to you in the contest, my friend. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 9:45:00 AM
    Beautifully painted picture, Craig

  1. Date: 10/4/2013 10:40:00 PM
    Trees adorned with colored balls...awesome..that's how I feel every time I visit California...all the colorful fruit hanging in the trees...especially the citrus ones...great poem Craig...

  1. Date: 10/4/2013 9:54:00 PM
    Fantastic, Craig! A sure sweet as apple pie! Love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/4/2013 11:53:00 AM
    :) How beautiful is this!!! Simply amazing! LOVE the last stanza. Great write, Craig. Thanks for your comments on my latest. Please check your mail. :)

  1. Date: 10/4/2013 9:25:00 AM
    Another gem...I do know that picture and its a beauty...I forsee another big win. BG

  1. Date: 10/4/2013 9:10:00 AM
    Wow.........who can top this one??? You have just won with a poem better than apple!!!