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Harvest Time


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Harvest Time

 

At this time

glass spiders fall from the ceiling

like rain

 

Forgotten abundance surrounds us

downtown they believe The Hunter

is gone- He just bought a new suit

and does not offer Tobacco

for four legged meat or the spirit

of Trees

 

The Farmer feeds ancient bones

to the Hunger

 

not knowing how Sacrifice

changed became more voracious

hid blood behind Products

where no-body looks

all shiny surface

the trick

 

of hiding behind mirrors

a comfort to children

when Old Spirits

come walking

to reap

 

what we sowed.

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goldenlangur

Hi DC,

 

 

I get a sense of how man has become alienated from the nurturing earthl and sustenance is solely linked to brands and how it is packaged. Harvest, which in earlier times would be a marking of the passing of time and the cycle of the seasons/life, is now just a time of abundance/choice. One gets a sense that the transcendental aspiriations and ideals are lost in this alienation:

 

not knowing how Sacrifice

changed became more voracious

hid blood behind Products

where no-body looks

all shiny surface

the trick

 

of hiding behind mirrors

a comfort to children

when Old Spirits

come walking

to reap

 

what we sowed.

 

I love the image of glass spider falling from the ceiling like rain.

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Loved the poem. Beautiful title and wonderful idea what works so good in your poetry piece - the using of a capital letter in Sacrifice - wonderful.

 

Well done DC.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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An unsettling delve into society's complicity when it closes its eyes and benefits, as it fails to act to stop, or even curb, injustice. The poem is compact, and it hits the reader hard.

 

Tony

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Thanks All!

 

To me it reflects the nature of our 'time' with the richness of possibility, yet the shallowness of what is on offer.

 

Much Gratitude for the read!

 

DC

thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

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