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Below is the poem entitled LAMMAS DAY * which was written by poet Brian Strand. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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First fruits
of the grain,
on 'loaf mass' day-
the autumn harvest has

* a medieval holiday sundown 31/7 to sundown 1/8

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  1. Date: 8/2/2009 3:43:00 PM
    A very enjoyable read you have written and shared with us today. Thank you Brian. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/2/2009 11:00:00 AM
    A holiday filled with giving and thankfulness for a long period of time..well done.

  1. Date: 8/2/2009 3:28:00 AM
    The Jewish celebrate a First Fruits. I am not Jewish so I don't know the dates. This is a very descriptive piece,Brian. My poem"Poetry In State Of Development" is an unfinished work about a lighthouse that still stands today but was bombarded during the Civil War. I don't know if I can get the flow that I need to finish it. Thanks for the comments. Sara

  1. Date: 8/1/2009 9:20:00 PM
    a gorgeous image! Brian! jimbo

  1. Date: 8/1/2009 10:04:00 AM
    *WOW ... thats a long holiday !! While we are not yet done with summer, your autumn has already begun! Amazing! Thanks for the mail, Brian.

  1. Date: 8/1/2009 8:15:00 AM
    There is an old Irish ballad , Brian that you may have heard , many moons ago ,called " The Auld Lammas Fair Of Ballycastle". I have not heard Lammas mentioned , since . PS The vines are a wash-out this year ( Global warming , my butt ) ...

  1. Date: 8/1/2009 8:00:00 AM
    Awesome right, makes me hungry.