Harvest Time

A poem by Emily Pauline Johnson

Pillowed and hushed on the silent plain,
Wrapped in her mantle of golden grain,

Wearied of pleasuring weeks away,
Summer is lying asleep to-day, -

Where winds come sweet from the wild-rose briers
And the smoke of the far-off prairie fires;

Yellow her hair as the goldenrod,
And brown her cheeks as the prairie sod;

Purple her eyes as the mists that dream
At the edge of some laggard sun-drowned stream;

But over their depths the lashes sweep,
For Summer is lying to-day asleep.

The north wind kisses her rosy mouth,
His rival frowns in the far-off south,

And comes caressing her sunburnt cheek,
And Summer awakes for one short week, -

Awakes and gathers her wealth of grain,
Then sleeps and dreams for a year again.

Reader Comments

Tell us what you think of 'Harvest Time' by Emily Pauline Johnson

comments powered by Disqus

Home | Search | About this website | Contact | Privacy Policy