Monday, October 12, 2015



A lovely poem for you on this gorgeous
Autumn day!

“After Apple-Picking” by Robert Frost
My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still,
And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.
Essence of winter sleep is on the night,
The scent of apples: I am drowsing off.
I cannot rub the strangeness from my sight
I got from looking through a pane of glass
I skimmed this morning from the drinking trough
And held against the world of hoary grass.
It melted, and I let it fall and break.
But I was well
Upon my way to sleep before it fell,
And I could tell
What form my dreaming was about to take.
Magnified apples appear and disappear,
Stem end and blossom end,
And every fleck of russet showing clear.
My instep arch not only keeps the ache,
It keeps the pressure of a ladder-round.
I feel the ladder sway as the boughs bend.
And I keep hearing from the cellar bin
The rumbling sound
Of load on load of apples coming in.
For I have had too much
Of apple-picking: I am overtired
Of the great harvest I myself desired.
There were ten thousand thousand fruit to touch,
Cherish in hand, lift down, and not let fall.
For all
That struck the earth,
No matter if not bruised or spiked with stubble,
Went surely to the cider-apple heap
As of no worth.
One can see what will trouble
This sleep of mine, whatever sleep it is.
Were he not gone,
The woodchuck could say whether it’s like his
Long sleep, as I describe its coming on,
Or just some human sleep.


So lovely we must dance a waltz.
Join me!
Autumn Waltz....

Here's to a fabulous 
Fall
frikassee.....

(pieces of chicken or other meat stewed in gravy with e.g. carrots and onions and served with noodles or dumplings)

mmmmmmmmm........
with toasted sour dough bread, yes?
It's what I had for dinner,
Poulet-Frikassee...
with fresh spinach, dried cherries, sliced almonds and
garlic bread.
Gotta love crock pot meals!


Love, love, love, Fall,
don't you?


(photo by Mike Fisk)

Wishing you crisp mornings with golden rays
this sunny Autumn day, 
and
sending love your way.....
xoxoxoxo
~d

1 comment:

  1. The artwork you posted on this blog is awe-mazing! And that Poulet-Frikassee, dish...I've never even heard of it before. It looks scrumptious!
    Isn't Autumn wonderful. The only bad thing about Autumn is that it doesn't last long enough.

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