Gathering Time -A Tanka

"The Harvest Moon", a circa 1833 oil painting by Samuel Palmer “It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.” -B. C. Forbes

“The Harvest Moon”, a circa 1833 oil painting by Samuel Palmer
“It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.”
-B. C. Forbes

Gathering Time

September’s night wind
Danced on the prairie meadow
To Autumn’s frost song

Season of the harvest moon
Time of reaper’s finale

-Clarence Holm

The Player

– Clarence Holm

It hurts when I remember
What’s lodged so deep inside.
The gates that keep the screams at bay
And lock my soul away

I made the choice so long ago
I’d hoped it‘d be forgotten.
A scene of mine – casual words spoken
Bound by acts and left there as a token.

I dream of yesteryear to come
Allowing me redemption
To change the deeds I’ve left undone
One time before I’m gone.