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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This post is part of the Christian Writers blog chain. Our theme for October is “harvest.” Please see the links to the right and read what my friends have to say about harvest.


My typical poetic style is to include as much horrible rhyming and as many groan-inducing puns as I can fit onto one sheet of paper.

Today I’m trying something different. I hope you enjoy these thoughts about one of the symbols of harvest time: corn.


Colored kernels on a cob

Dried husks tied in threes

Does the red taste different from the purple?

Or the black?


Green fields turned brown

Stalk tips touch the sky

Becoming mazes of maize



Candy corn,

like lost teeth looking for a fairy


Dave Pardoe said...

Half Haiku? Definitely original. I like the mazes of maize, visiting a corn maze is one of the fun things to do around harvest time.

chris said...

yes, they must all taste different right? the yellows and reds are the best, the black... eeeks!

the only thing i could really add to this is the "ears" ... need to use mine more to listen... for His great voice!

Thanks Carol, I really enjoyed this "Carol LITE" post today :)

From Carol's Quill said...

@ Dave - those mazes--we city folk only get the dinky, man-made ones. Now God knows how to make a maze!

From Carol's Quill said...

@ Chris - ah, yes, the ears! Great addition!

Cindee Snider Re said...

Carol, these are wonderful, especially your twist on maze/maize in "Stalks." Lovely, little, lyrical vignettes! :)

From Carol's Quill said...

@ Cindee - Wow. Thank you so much. That means a great deal to me coming from you who are such a lovely poetess!

Sheila Odom Hollinghead said...

I like the candy corn one. Cute!

Scott Fields said...

Ah . . . I see you belong to the same school of poetry I studied under (the horrible rhyming and groan-inducing puns thing). It's always nice to encounter an artist in the same vein, isn't it? ;-)

My favorite was the candy corn one—though I have a theory, and granted, it's just a theory, that the reason they never find their fairy is because no one puts them under their pillow at night. And now that I think of it, there's really no reason not to test my theory. If my wife should happen to find the Halloween candy under my pillow tonight, however, I'll refer her to you for an explanation.

Tracy Krauss said...

fun and simple! I liked it!

MGalloway said...

Your post "inspired" me to eat a bowl of popcorn.

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Love it! Great job

From Carol's Quill said...

@ Sheila, Tracy, Mike and Debra - thanks for the encouragement.

@ Scott - re the candy corn--you're right that it seems like such a waste to put them under a pillow when we could get more pleasure from just popping them into our mouth!

Keith Wallis said...

'lost teeth looking for a fairy' - I love it !

From Carol's Quill said...

Thanks, Keith!

Traci B said...

Your Harvest poems made me smile, Carol, especially Kernels. Thanks for the post. :)

From Carol's Quill said...

@ Traci - Thank you! Very happy you smiled!