By: ailsaandlisa

Oct 31 2014


Category: free verse, poem

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Gonzalo blew in from the West,
a seasonal worker harvesting leaves,
gleaning the trees to feed the earth.

The Longhorns (Leopold, Marvin,
Monsoon) are fat, ready for market
after a summer in the Four Fields.

Fieldfares and redwings arrive
from the North, where pickings are lean,
to peck berries from the hawthorn.

We come for school-free screen-free hours,
reap fruited air, a golden view, squirrel
our yield away for thinner, paler months.


The tenth poem by Ailsa Holland as Tegg’s Nose Poet in Residence for 2014. Photo by Ailsa too.


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