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Monty Gilmer

(3/30/1951 / Bristol, Virginia)

Haiku: August


The Green Corn Moon: full
moon in August. We freeze sweet
corn and lima beans.

Submitted: Monday, October 08, 2012
Edited: Monday, November 19, 2012
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

The final sentence in this poem is exactly quoted from BEYOND YOUR DOORSTEP: 'A Handbook to the Country' (1962) by Hal Borland.

As Mother Goose says, 'August brings the sheaves of corn, / Then the harvest home is borne.'

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