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Ere The Geese And Snows Begin To Fly

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Ere The Geese And Snows Begin To Fly

The languid days of summer passed so fleet - autumn's almost here.
Alas, I've fiddled around and left so many things undone, I fear.
Now, I must hustle about and cease buildin' castles in the sky,
Ere the honkin' geese and blowin' snows begin to fly!

There's corn to shuck and fodder to stack in golden shocks.
The hen house needs repairin' to forestall that wily fox!
There are taters to be dug and stored in the cellar bye and bye,
Ere the vagabond geese and the blowin' snows begin to fly!

Wood needs sawed and hauled from the oak tree grove,
And stacked in the woodshed for the parlor heatin' stove.
The punkins must be gathered ere too many weeks go by,
Ere those skeins of geese and blowin' snows begin to fly!

Another job that must be done, one I've kept on suspense,
Is the repairin' and paintin' of that doggone picket fence!
I really need to strew some straw to bed down the stall and sty,
Ere those Canadian geese and blowin' snows begin to fly!

Luckily, I'm spared installin' storm windows come this autumn,
Since I didn't take 'em down last spring - I jes' plain forgot 'em!
I need to pick the apples so my spouse can fix an apple pie,
Ere those majestic geese and blowin' snows begin to fly!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 8/19/2012 8:48:00 AM

    Leave it all till spring Bob, except for the wood of course. You make me feel guilty as I read this get up and go you wrote so I needed to give you a reson to slow down too!

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 12:38:00 PM

    I enjoyed reading this one today..It speaks of my forgettin' and procrastination..Great flow to your work..Thanks for stopping by..Your comments always are uplifting..I am glad that Vera is strong enough to be up walking a good distance..Soon she will be running down the hall..Sara

  1. Date: 8/17/2012 11:27:00 AM

    It is indeed refreshing to come back to the site and read your poetry. This was a very entertaining read. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/17/2012 10:13:00 AM

    Bob, this is just magical, reminds me of my fav. movie 'It's a Wnderful Life'..really am sorry to hear about your brother as you say at least the pain is over,, and glad Vera is improving, all be it slow, will keep both of you in my prayers. you take care Bob,...Dave

  1. Date: 8/16/2012 1:56:00 PM

    such inner beauty spills onto pages Bob.. amidst your sorrow and pain.. so very sad to hear of Cecil's departure luv.. u have our deepest sympathy.. ,y friend.. we keep Vera on prayerline for u.. keep positive .. we are all dealing with somet5hing lately.. part of life.. be stkrong.. I am here for u luv..

  1. Date: 8/16/2012 11:14:00 AM

    I love reading tonight this wonderful rhyme of yours Robert. Thanks and more power always.

  1. Date: 8/15/2012 10:18:00 AM

    so very sorry to hear of Vera's health problems Bob.. will lift her up in prayer luv.. I am also battling several health issues too with my neck surgery and hand issues .. sorry your brother Cecil is also not doing well .. we will continue to pray for him my friend..

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 11:21:00 AM

    Hi Robert really nice to read some this home spun story, lost to do and you can still come up with this classic write, I loved it, I also love apple pie if theres any going spare, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 7:08:00 PM

    gosh, robert, this is really clever.One of your best seasonal poems!! I think perhaps you have done a kyrielle poem since you are using a repeating last line every time. Love it. is it for Gail's contest?

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 7:08:00 PM

    Praying for you and Vera, btw.

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 2:13:00 PM

    Love this gentle write, my friend. I love to see the geese flying here too - I think ours are from Siberia, not Canada, though. So sorry to hear Vera isn't well - will keep you both in my prayers

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 12:08:00 AM

    Dear Bob H., i felt sad when i read your blog today. I will keep Vera in my thoughts and prayers.. I will never forget the lovely picture you send me through mail... I wish you would post it on your blog. Through you i feel lots of strengths... I'm also happy to have read this poem... i wish them geese would fly here in Texas.. God knows how terrible this sun is..., enjoyed stopping by tonight ;-) xox~pd

  1. Date: 8/12/2012 8:47:00 PM

    Robert; I enjoyed This poem very much as always. Thanks for sharing with us. Lucilla.

  1. Date: 8/12/2012 7:13:00 PM

    I do love the home-style old time flavor of this poem........ it has a gentle tone, that brings a smile........(and I can smell that baking pie, as it is coming out of the oven)......I love to see the geese fly...there is something comforting in such simplicity.

  1. Date: 8/12/2012 5:01:00 PM

    Hope you can accomplish allyou set out to do. Wonderful poem.

  1. Date: 8/12/2012 4:57:00 PM

    Winter is inevitable, but I would like to see it deferred as much as possible. Good write Bob.

  1. Date: 8/12/2012 3:28:00 PM

    Lol, I love your poems. They are just too funny!! Sounds like you are going to be busy for a while lol. Everything is right there - apple and all. How nice, Bob. A blessed man. Love ya, Toquyen

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 9:27:00 PM

    Just to cute...love it. check out my Blowing a Kiss entry...BG