Harvest by Geraldine Green

at the harvesting of the moon, pumpkins

at the harvesting of the moon, seeds

at the harvesting of the moon full & red

at the harvesting of the moon, hunters

at the harvesting of the moon

..

this moon, now, full and yellow, harvested and fecund

food for the lonely, this moon of squash and honey,

this moon full and hardy, at the harvesting of the moon,

gather up the lonely, at the harvesting of the moon

gather up those awash in grief, gather them up

at the harvesting of the moon, the gathering

of the poor, the homeless, the young and the old

at the gathering, at this full moon, i mean, this

harvest moon aligned and full, this swelling of seeds

..

this goodness, the holding out of alms, of arms, & cups

& need, dispel at this full moon, the greedy, dispel, the fear

dispel the arrogant, dispel, dispel the sheerness & the shame

of power, the awful greed of desperation, in spell the lovely

in spell the glory, in spell us our human family, our daily need

or bread of love yeasted at the harvesting of the moon.

..

this moon i mean.

i mean, now, red and holy.

this moon of glory.

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