Apple Picking


By Laurie Epps

About this time every year, we head to the mountains of North Carolina to go apple picking. This quaint little poem brings the nostalgia of yesteryear, and the feel of the legend of Johnny Appleseed. 

We love the dividend of our labor. How many ways can you use your bounty of apples? Our favorite apple recipes include praline apple bread, and apple chicken stew. What are some of yours? Feel free to share them below in the comments section. Thank you.





Apple Picking
By Laurie Epps

The promise of fall
Apple blossoms, earth’s perfume
Floating in the air

Hiking to the top
For bounty of the earth
Trunks rise to orchards

An army of fruit
Waiting to be harvested
By eager tourists

Laurie Epps is a senior at Anderson University majoring in Creative Writing. Already Laurie is most published as a feature article writer, essayist, and poet. A seeker of beauty and world traveler, Laurie hopes to grow into a career in travel writing illuminating the many stories that make us human despite our differences. Currently, Laurie also has a Monday Morning Book Club column dedicated to writers everywhere, and column called Fiction to Film that is an accompaniment to English 365 at Anderson University.


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