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Poetry Friday: At Husking Time by E. Pauline Johnson

At husking time the tassel fades
To brown above the yellow blades
Whose rustling sheath enswathes the corn
That bursts its chrysalis in scorn
Longer to lie in prison shades.

Among the merry lads and maids
The creaking ox-cart slowly wades
'Twixt stalks and stubble, sacked, and torn
At husking time.

The prying pilot crow persuades
The flock to join in thieving raids;
The sly raccoon with craft inborn
His portion steals,-from plenty's horn
His pouch the saucy chipmunk lades
At husking time.

- At Husking Time by E. Pauline Johnson

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