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Full Corn Moon

She tiptoes in quietly, pushing out summer.
There is a hush in the corn fields.
Even the crows are silent.
Scratch. Scratch. Everyone is readying themselves.

Full corn moon, autumn’s magic lady.
Bringing marmalade ideas to the farmers and the corn.
Everything needs to be harvested except the pumpkins.
They are still half way grown on vines.

Harvest moon silences us as she whisks past the combines.
Showing her sweet side to the forest, and her smile to Grandmas.
In the wee hours, as they stare out their windows
Frying bacon, fixing take away lunches with homemade biscuits.

Autumn moon smiles back, knowing her minutes are numbered.
It is four a.m. in Iowa. People are getting ready to harvest.
Harvest moon enjoys these final days of September,
Announcing a mighty winter. He will come in and rub her out, in
a cold fury using snowflakes, frost, and gusts of pure angry winds.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 10/21/2019 1:56:00 PM
I suppose all pumpkins are picked and ready to be eaten...Lovely write Caren...Hope you're better...All the best
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/21/2019 3:23:00 PM
Thank you Arturo.
Date: 10/16/2019 10:28:00 AM
I can smell the bacon and biscuits, too. I can hear my daddy's Irish Tenor singing "Shine on, Shine on, Harvest moon..." Perfect picture of early Fall. I so enjoyed...
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/21/2019 3:23:00 PM
I am glad.
Date: 10/3/2019 8:28:00 AM
Caren, i really enjoyed your creativity.. So wonderful and expressive, my friend.. Your description of Iowa is amazing! While reading I found myself there in Iowa.. During the full corn moon!! . You have brought me there, with your creativity.. Have a blessed day..
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/3/2019 9:15:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I love Iowa! I was grown there along with corn, pumpkins, watermelon, radishes, tomatoes, cauliflower, lettuce, marigolds, dandelions and other marvelous things!
Date: 10/1/2019 11:34:00 PM
Can picture the corn fields and harvest moon. Really like your "marmalade ideas". So creative, Caren, as always.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/2/2019 7:56:00 AM
Thank you Sandra. I appreciate it.
Date: 9/27/2019 9:19:00 PM
Had to fav, this was wonderful.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/28/2019 1:30:00 AM
It was fun to try for, as it was a writing prompt.
Date: 9/27/2019 8:32:00 PM
Love love love this. So creative, and because you mentioned IOWA, it's a fave! How i love remembering the farm lands of my home state and the lovely pumpkins.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/28/2019 1:30:00 AM
Those pumpkins - harvested in October are great to sort through! And the corn, oh, the corn! Right Andrea?
Date: 9/27/2019 9:02:00 AM
Much in this past moving poem to like, though I've never heard of a "full corn moon" only a harvest moon – are we New Englanders behind? The sad thing about pumpkins is that few Americans eat them as a vegetable. It's a good food wasted on making Jack o Lanterns! / M
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/28/2019 1:30:00 AM
Now you HAVE heard of a full corn moon, so there is no excuse not to use it, Maurice. Waste it? Are you kidding? Jack-o-Lanterns are the mainstay of getting any cash at all for a pumpkin. The pumpkin we eat comes in cans.
Date: 9/27/2019 7:29:00 AM
Very cool Karen, up here in Canada, when the corn moon flies we store our nuts for winter. Good one.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/27/2019 7:30:00 AM
In Iowa it is the same. The squirrels are in a frenzy here.
Date: 9/27/2019 7:25:00 AM
In Iowa Autumn is no small potatoe, lol pun intended. xo
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/27/2019 7:31:00 AM
I know that's right! *drums*