An Autumn Harvest

An Autumn Harvest

A Poem by Neville Pettitt
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On a good day every vessel shall be filled to more than overflowing & at the end of a good day there be much rejoicing in the fields......

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An Autumn Harvest

 

Come hither and tarry

Mid these wind fallen apples

Come hither and tarry

While they’re strewn all around

  

Come hither and gather

Them swiftly my lover

Before they do bruise on the

Parched autumn ground

 

Use your pinny and shawl

Your basket and boots lass

Come gather wind fallen apples

As they do lay all around

 

Use your hat and your dress

Your coat and my barrow

And fill to the top girl

The old cider maker’s press

 

In this drought in this valley

Come hither and tarry

Come gather wind fallen apples

And true….

 

Then stack em all proud

And pile em all neat girl

To slake the hunger and thirst

Of they who work in the fields gall

 

Then come hither and tarry

Mid these wind fallen apples

Come hither and dally

So we may one day yet marry

 

In an orchard in autumn

Just ripe for the picking

Sweet wind fallen apples

And so bloomin true ……

 

 


© 2018 Neville Pettitt



Author's Note

Neville Pettitt
Somerset, my home county in England, is famous for its apple orchards and cider and.... yes folks, folk falling down.... cheers.. N

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Ah, the softness of words from another era. Pinny made me think of my dear departed, flour coated gran, Sultana filled baked apple smells announcing that she knew we were coming and mouth watering at the thought of it, with real home made custard that has sadly fallen out of fashion.
She used us as her garden herders too, picking up leaves, twigs and those brave fallen apples who just couldnt waot to be picked.


Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

Your visit made me smile no end, as did you allowing me a glimpse back in time to your Gran's.... Th.. read more
Makes me think of my days in New Jersey when the fall meant hayrides and McIntosh crisp air. Those were the days. There is a delightful old fashioned romantic feeling to this one, Neville. I liked the repetition. Lydi**

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

If they are good memories Lydi** then I am a happy chap indeed.......
Lydia

2 Months Ago

Oh yes....I left New Jersey when I was 16, but the memories will always be sweet and part of my hear.. read more
Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

Then I am......
I live in apple country, too. Guess that's why they called it New England.
Haven't heard the phrase "pinney and shawl" since my gran was alive, although I do employ myself making shawls during the winter months.
Hey, Neville, ye've gotta stop losin' yer head.
(I know ye have, so don't bother sayin' otherwise. I've seen yer picture)...
Oh, and I really liked your poem!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much angel.. a lovely review indeed.. yes.. those words probably are used and heard les.. read more
angel

2 Months Ago

You betcha!
Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

.......... gonna hold ya to that..
too bad we don't have autumn here.. but then it reminds me of falling leaves and when summer is gone.. the start of fall and simplifies a restart of something beautiful to come

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

another beautiful & happy thought to add to my collection.. thank you sette.... Neville
Reminds me of the sort of scene I would expect to find in a Thomas Hardy classic. Dorset/Somerset both beautiful counties, but Somerset famous for its cider. Your lines have an old worldly feel and are song like. Of course with cider comes much singing. Nicely done Neville.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


A merry ole song like poem gathering apples and drinking cider.. ..oh yes the season is here for Autumn flavors to please the senses ..just love when fall is upon us..charming piece..

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

A merry ole song like poem, does it for me my friend.. You are charming & I am charmed.. Bless ya Fr.. read more
Quite enjoyed this. A good flowing autumn feel about it
Nicely done
Dave

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

Thank you Sir.. Much appreciated too, I might add.. Neville
This sounds and moves to me like a song. Really like the rhythm on this one and I just love the fall season. We have quite a few of orchards here in Wisconsin too.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

What a lovely thing to say my friend.. thank you very much indeed... Neville
Ah well oi be blowed over
Windfall apples an making cider
So scrumptious quenching and strong
Not worth putting down for later
Don't keep downt windfall apples
Cheers! Good health! Bottoms up!

Hears to me
An my wifes usband
Not fogettin misen


Tykes Motto


Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

A welcome visit & true but methinks ye may have had too long at the Inn....... N
Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

Ar that be roight mi frend just ad rop o't Zoider
Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

Be careful, it can creep up on ya... Cheers tho... N
I feel very young and whispy in your Autumn Nev. The world doesnt seem to bother me here as I walk along filling my satchel...shining them on my skirts...skipping every few steps....humming old songs...looking for the butterflies.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

That's so nice to hear Queenie.. although are you sure you've not just had one sip too many of our l.. read more
 Crippled Queen

2 Months Ago

Nah, juice has never made me happy Neville...Im more the realist type :)
Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

Phew.. that's one thing less for me to worry about then, cheers.. Neville

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