It’s almost harvest time here in the breadbasket region of the USA bringing with it Husker Harvest Days and The Harvest of Harmony parade. I’m trying my hand at a poem about the agriculture area for the lifestyle prompt for Wicked Wednesday, and also included the photo for the Pieces of Jade Scavenger Hunt crops category which was the inspiration for the photo and poem. Hope you enjoy!
Squeeze test – Grasp and squeeze the cornstalk
If the stalk is soft and spongy, the Harvest will not come
If ripe, it will be firm and solid, healthy and strong
Tassels blush dark, turning color
Cobs start to swell
Bursting proudly out of concealing husks
Virile, exposed, displayed!
Ripe with potent seed – kernels full with milky promise
Waiting eagerly for hands of harvesting maidens
To take swollen cobs within
And spill their milky seed into fertile soil
Let the sweet Harvest begin!