Photo by Gmihail‘Boast of the Poplar’ and Other Poetry by Neal Dachstadter The Society October 11, 2017 Beauty, Poetry 3 Comments Boast of the Poplar My common green I turn to gold, As Summer’s steaming, burning hold is broke, unseemly in July, At the close to mollify. I the Poplar; broad my graft, I see afar: afore and aft, Uncloke my leaves at August crest, In golden sheaves I thump my chest. The Winner Above the strand, engrossed in thought Upon the sand, alone, untaught Untold was seen of motion still Of old, an ocean scene of chill And in the quiet, words were forged None of riot, none were charged All of peace, and rest and sun Ceasing all, his quest he won. Autumn Pumpkins Green and gold the pumpkins grew, Dark with Early Autumn dew, Beneath a new September sky: August – minted, cool and dry. Neal Dachstadter is a poet living in Tennessee. His work has been printed in Decanto Poetry Magazine (UK), Western Viewpoints and Poetic Images: the Great American West (Woodinville, Washington), Society of Classical Poets Journal 2015 (Mt Hope, New York), Rocky Point Times (Puerto Peñasco, Mexico) and The Lyric (Jericho, Vermont). A member of the Demosthenian Literary Society at the University of Georgia, he deployed to Hawija, then wrote on Lookout Mountain, continuing with Delta Kappa Epsilon International. Berkeley, Ann Arbor, and Athens encouraged him as a writer. In 2015 he wrote in Arizona at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument five miles north of Mexico. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 3 Responses Neal October 12, 2017 Great photos, nice setting. Thanks. Reply Satyananda Sarangi October 13, 2017 Hello sir, As always, these poems are lovely in their own way with a magnificent flow. Regards Reply Neal November 13, 2017 thanks S2 – appreciate the read and the kind remarks Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.