Corn Stocks and Summer

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PIcking sweet corn was a hard job that ended into the evening. The rewards came with the taste of sweet melted butter on corn on the cob. Cool drinks and swiming.

Corn Stocks and Summer

In the summer corn stocks grow
Green tall sharp as a razor
Sweet tastie corn white or yellow
In the rolls grow tall gathered by buckets

On a hot summers day sweaty brows drip
Moist with heat from the day
Corn stocks drape heavy with corn
Waiting to be picked

Ice water needed cools the soul
Bring thoughts to the end of day

Mosquitoes bite the harvest is right
The pick must be today
Minds wonder and want to play

The cool lake ripples
The rope swing twirlers
We dive to the bottom
Washing our heat away

At the end of the day
Supper waits
With the taste of sweet buttered corn on the cob
Only to end with the start of another day

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Qualin commented on Corn Stocks and Summer

07-25-2010

LAND WASN'T THE ONLY THING WE GOT FROM THE NATIVE INDIANS,BUT TO MAKE IT WHOLE THEY SURLEY BY NOW HAVE ADDED BUTTER!!! HOME FRIED CHICKEN HOME MADE BISCUITS AND GRAVY MY FAMOUS GREEN BEANS AND RED POTATOES,HOME MADE CHERRY PIE WITH HOME MADE ICE CREAM, DANG IM HUNGRY!!! GOOD WRITE FRIEND

jyothi commented on Corn Stocks and Summer

05-08-2010

Simple , labourious and testy-----------------------------------poem.

Stryx commented on Corn Stocks and Summer

04-29-2010

A charming vignettte. It was ice tea for me. My but it was hot. Do you know there is only one perfect cob of corn per stalk? Nice write.

Bettysrainbow48

05/07/2010

Well you learn something everyday. I didn't know that. Thank you

knight4696 commented on Corn Stocks and Summer

04-11-2010

Betty - THis brings me back to my uncle's farm on PEI. I spent 3 weeks there to help him with the harvest and animals. It's a hard and rewarding life- I enjoyed it for a vacation - but I am a city boy at heart! :) Nice Job! :) Ken

Bettysrainbow48

04/17/2010

I tried that once myself, very hard work. Thankyou.

stefy commented on Corn Stocks and Summer

04-09-2010

This poem is very lovely and nice..................................

Bettysrainbow48

04/17/2010

Thank you

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