Poem: “October Feast Day”


October Feast Day

In the gold mouth
Of the morning
I knead the bread
From wheat.

Mix broccoli, bacon
In wooden bowl
Add raisins
Sugared sweet.

A Burgundy wine
From His own grape
Marinating beef
Will seep.

Then later boil
Egg noodles, white
Pile in a
Buttered heap.

Chocolate cake
Oh what a gift
Cocoa bean!

All day prepared
And used His cloth
From cotton plant
To clean.

The guests all gather
Toast the feast
We pray, we laugh
And eat.

Then with our coffees
Outside crisp
Round fire
Take a seat.

For today is a feast
In October
No bother cold
No grief.

And to top it off
We have some smokes
From His glorious
Tobacco leaf!

Then fire’s flames
Faint to a glow
Some stare
As it looses its might.

While others sigh
For sleep is nigh…
And smoke streams into the black-silk…
Of His night.

Hilary McRee Flanery


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