Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Over Pumpkins on the Vine--By Stacy Savage--United States

Over Pumpkins on the Vine

When ripe pumpkins on the vine
And golden stalks are all in line,
And the wind sets sail the leaves,
And there’s brightness in the trees
As they bend and creak their age,
The sky becomes a stage
With confetti swirling ‘round
That is mingled with the sound
Of honking drawing near
Before a “V” disappears
Into the sunset’s glow—
Oh, what a wonderful show
When the geese and sky align
Over pumpkins on the vine!

Stacy Savage has published six books. Her recent anthology, Naturally Yours: Poems and Short Stories about Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs, benefits Indiana Natural Resources Foundation's "Discovering the Outdoors Fund.” Stacy believes in mixing poetry and good causes together. Visit her Facebook page to keep up-to-date on her poetry contests: https://www.facebook.com/poetrycontestsforacause.


  1. Thank you, Robert Dufresne, for the following--

    Your poem struck me as a nice clear uplifting fall poem, Stacy and I could see it all and in color ! I enjoyed it. Thank you

    Bob D

  2. A delightful poem Stacy! I've seen geese in formation ready for take off, it's an awesome sight! Also there's nothing that says autumn more than pumpkins on the vine! Enjoyable poem! ~Chris

  3. Loved it. so visual and so well written, thank you for sharing. take care, Best wishes. Pete.

  4. "In living color"....my first thoughts as I read this well written poem full of visuals Stacy. I could just paint a picture in my mind of the scene. I thoroughly enjoyed the read. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    Sincerely, Charlene

  5. A vine is a plant w/ a long stem that climbs a support by clinging w/ tendrils. This poem is very beautiful and pregnant w/ delight & joy. It makes the readers climb its stems image by image till they reach the bunches of grapes.

  6. Hi Stacy! Thank you for a most lovely picture that you painted. Ripe pumpkins and aging leaves are full of captivating colours....and all this combined with the sunset glow and flight of geese. Have a nice weekend. // paul

  7. What a fabulous visual autumn poem Stacy. I was taken back to our family visit to the pumpkin patch, which is surrounded by gorgeous autumn trees. Beautiful!


  8. Hi Stacy. Very colorful and image-filled poetry. I enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  9. Stacy:
    So glad I popped in to read tonight. Your images are wonderful. I could see a painting in every detail.

  10. Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments! I truly appreciate such kind words!

    1. A little belated, but thanks for this wonderful work in words