BrewNSpew Cafe – September 16, 2019


joys of a season

autumnal scents fill the air

apple-picking fun

We like to think of September as the month of apples, as apple-picking becomes a common weekend pastime. Apples are fleshy usually rounded red, yellow, green edible pome fruit and used in numerous recipes.

Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness. – Jane Austen

Presenting the week’s challenge – You may use the words and/or the image for the weekly prompt.

Weekly prompt – harvest moon (noun) – The Harvest Moon is the Full Moon nearest the September equinox, which occurs around September 22, but this particular name depends on the autumnal equinox. It is also called Full Corn Moon or Barley Moon.


Under the harvest moon

leaves turn like pages

curled and dog-eared,

they paint the ground with

nature’s hand-picked duvet

competing with lingering

days of summer.

Summer’s warmth stands

with courage bartering

with the onslaught of

chilly air filled with

scents of apples and all

things autumn.

Woven tales of yore

unravel secrets frozen

in time cleansing the past

under the harvest moon.


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47 replies

  1. thank you, you have to settle in to the new autumn temperatures and this is all of it. The rest is all really beautiful red and green yellow apples all this.😅👍

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  2. I want to go apple picking now.

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  3. And next month it’s pumpkin. I love fall, but I’ll miss the fair weather soon.

    Have a fabulous day, Eugenia. ♥

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  4. Wonderful poems and delightful imagery… Happy Autumn! ❤ xo

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  5. Love the poems, they spoke to my sense of smell. Nicely done.

    I plan to go apple picking this year for the first time:). I’m excited!

    Oh, and thanks for the mention, so kind of you.

    Thanks Eugenia.


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  6. Wow! That’s very beautifully penned! 🤩🌕

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  7. I like the idea of leaves turning like pages. They do open a new season.

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  8. Eugenia,

    You caused my mind to flashback to the days we’d love to visit my late in-laws. They had a small apple orchard below grandpa Kennedy’s old barn and it was an annual event for us to pick a bucket full of apples to bring home. Mmm, were those good! My MIL canned the apples to use for making pies or to eat with biscuits. Yum was that good, too! I keep meaning to make some spiced cooked apples but keep forgetting. Perhaps I’ll get a chance before the week is over. 🙂 I like your Harvest Moon poem. Yesterday morning before leaving for my doctor appointments I noticed a big full moon in the western sky. I snapped a few pictures with my iPhone but I couldn’t capture the details of the moon’s surface. I wish now I had made the time to use my big girl camera.

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  9. Waaaayyy back, I visited my aunt in Sturgis, Michigan, and she had apple orchards, as well. I loved apple picking and having a big basket full to bring to her. She made the best apple pies.

    I don’t have a big girl camera and have tried to get good pics of the moon but all I get is a shiny dot. Oh well! Enjoy your week, Cathy!


  10. Hello — what a lovely place! My offering is a Haiku and photograph of a painting I created on the theme ‘harvest moon’ — I love how it resonates with the theme here and all the lovely poetry I’ve read. Thank you!

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  11. We used to go apple picking too! Then end up buying a bushel! lol Anyways, here’s my tale 🙂

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  12. The perfect sensual invites. I love it!❤👍🍵😎🍵

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