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‘after harvest moon’ #21 September 2013


after harvest moon                                             nach dem Erntemond
how quickly the apples turn                                wie rasch die Äpfel
into juice                                                              zu Saft werden

I spent this morning making apple juice. Well, not exactly! Driving the apples to the
Gardeners’ Association in Fischach, to be made into juice, I mean!
Here is the process:

Loading the apples
Extracting the juice from the pulp





Heating and then filling the juice into special containers

Apple juice.jpg
after harvest moon
taste of autumn lingers
in the juice

nach dem Erntemond
im Saft


Photos S. Pierides by kind permission of the friendly members of the Obst- und Gartenbauverein Fischach e.V.

“A Blackbird Sings: a book of short poems”

Thrilling news: A new book brimming with wonderful poetry is out this month. The even more thrilling news: it includes two of my own short poems!

A Blackbird Sings: a book of short poems” edited by Kaspalita and Fiona Robyn, is now available on Kindle and will be available in print from the 1st of November 2012.

This book is the second anthology of  ‘small stones.’ What is a small stone?  “A small stone is a short piece of writing that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment.” It may or may not be a haiku, tanka, or other form.

The editors say:

“This is a book you can dip into and be nourished by again and again. It will surprise you, shock you, move you and delight you. It’ll remind you of the important sparkling details in your own life, and inspire you to pay more attention to what’s around you.”

Well, I can only say I am very excited to be part of this project! Buy the book! You will find yourself coming back to it again and again!