Photo of red truck and cornfield at Hyde Farms, where the Poet resides. (Kalynn Kirchoff)‘Winter Wore a Raiment White’ and Other Poetry by Neal Dachstadter The Society January 5, 2018 Beauty, Humor, Poetry 6 Comments Winter Wore a Raiment White Winter wore a raiment white, Checkered blue as snow in shade, As he worked, amid the leaves, In the Autumn golden sheaves, Soon my season’s time will come, Ever cool and never glum, Winter wore his raiment white, Checkered blue he took delight, November must abate, and ends Winter, Autumn – greatest friends. Old September Corn “A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast” – Solomon, Proverbs September Corn was worn and brown As snow was falling on the town December frigid; foothills steep The Angus herd stood close as sheep Farm was closing, hands were glad Save for one, a kindly lad Who gleaned the edges of the field And found the spare forgotten yield He took the corn and drove the truck Slow and steady through the muck Beside the creek to feed the cows Golden ears to help them drowse Though gaining naught of strength or wealth His sleep was wrought, at length with health. Fearless The Angus bull, one chevalier, The kind you’d like to buy a beer, Of pumpkin scraps I made a hill, Then there we sat; he ate his fill. You get from him this leader feel; Sort of like a reader, real. Chevalier – a gallant or courtly gentleman 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 6 Responses Joe Tessitore January 5, 2018 Dear Neal, I love your work. I find it thought-provoking, atmospheric and very well-constructed. Joe Reply Neal January 5, 2018 Joe, Thank you for the read and many thanks for the substantial remarks. Your description is exactly what I am after with my writing. Reply Fr. Richard Libby January 12, 2018 Well done, Mr. Dachstadter. I especially enjoyed “Old September Corn”. I felt like I was watching the scene you described. Reply Alexander Ream March 16, 2019 Richard – thanks very much; I did not see your compliment. Very glad you participated with the read, there. Reply Satyananda Sarangi January 13, 2018 Greetings Neal Sir, All the three are beautiful and pleasing. Regards and best wishes. Reply Alexander Ream March 16, 2019 Whoa! Thanks S2 – always a great accolade when you like what I write – you’re doing very fine work yourself. 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.