Autumn, gorgeous in yellow and red,
Is the harvest time, when man is led
To garner the fruits of sweat and toil
From dear Mother Earth, the deep rich soil…
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “The Four Seasons” (1940s)



Originally published in the 9/30/20105  print edition of the Asheville alt weekly, “The Mountain Xpress”

©2015 – Brent Brown, all rights reserved