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Help! Non-religious harvest poem needed!

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knottyhair Mon 26-Sep-11 17:25:16

DS has to take in a poem about the harvest to read out in class. We've had very little notice for this, and we've trawled through his poetry books and can't find anything, or online! Should add that the school hasn't stipulated that it can't be religious, we'd just prefer it to be if possible. Has anyone got any ideas?? Thanks very much.

meditrina Mon 26-Sep-11 17:27:48

How old is DS?

Poemhunter.com is always a Giid place to search.

meditrina Mon 26-Sep-11 17:30:31

This Harvest Hymn is religious, but not Christian.

meditrina Mon 26-Sep-11 17:35:54

This might do - not too long! Or this about the harvest moon by Longfellow. And this one with a Chinese theme is quite nice.

meditrina Mon 26-Sep-11 17:46:32

There's always Keats Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness.

mrz Mon 26-Sep-11 18:03:33

Feasts by Shirley Hughes

Apples heaped on market barrow
Juicy plums and stripey marrow
Grains of barley carefully stored
Feasts of berries, nuts to hoard
And ripe pumpkins yellow and green
To light with candles at Hallowe’en.

Northey Mon 26-Sep-11 18:06:53

Ted Hughes' Harvest Moon. Might be too much moon an not enough harvest though.

knottyhair Mon 26-Sep-11 18:06:56

Sorry, forgot to say, he's 7 (year 3). Wow, thanks for all the suggestions, thought I was going to have to get him to write one grin!

Northey Mon 26-Sep-11 18:07:24

www.poemhunter.com/best-poems/ted-hughes/the-harvest-moon/

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