John McCrae

(30 November 1872 – 28 January 1918 / Guelph, Ontario)

The Harvest Of The Sea - Poem by John McCrae

The earth grows white with harvest; all day long
The sickles gleam, until the darkness weaves
Her web of silence o'er the thankful song
Of reapers bringing home the golden sheaves.

The wave tops whiten on the sea fields drear,
And men go forth at haggard dawn to reap;
But ever 'mid the gleaners' song we hear
The half-hushed sobbing of the hearts that weep.

Comments about The Harvest Of The Sea by John McCrae

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: song, silence, home, sea

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

[Hata Bildir]