VICTORIAN HARVEST

Posted by Admin on Tuesday, 3rd July 2007, 00:00

The corn is cut: its bounty spread
a thwart the threshing floor,
to wait there for the farmer’s wain
to rumble to the mill once more.

That night at eight in ancient barn
there will be served a meal
with roasted pork and home brewed beer
so strong t’would make a giant reel;
but not the men who’ll drink their toasts
to Britain’s Empress Queen, and hosts.

On Sunday in the village church
corn-dollies there will be,
reminders that our daily bread’s
a blessing from our Deity,
the Harvester of Souls for all Eternity.

T. C. Hudson

© T. C. Hudson.
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