Saturday, January 10, 2009

Organic for Sunday Scribblings

I’m not looking
for a corn-on-the-cob
type of love
that is only sweet
once a year.

And you can keep
your radish
and carrot
and rutabaga

in the dark ground
where they belong.
Green bean songs
and broccoli flowers
won’t win my heart,

organic or not.
No, I’m holding
out for buttercup
squash love,
as bright as a sunset,

as soft as your smile.
It fills us up
year round
and never
lets us down.


BJ Roan said...

Not descriptions one normally thinks of as related to love, but they work very well. BJ

Fledgling Poet said...

"I'm holding out for buttercup squash love"...I love it! What a cleverly written post. :~)

anthonynorth said...

That's definitely the best kind of love.

floreta said...

i love this poem!

Anonymous said...

An organic love poem! Wonderful images! Well done, Linda!

latree said...

you just made me love vegetables ;)

hey, I have a give away. interested?

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Organic squash! How cool's that?
Wonderful words.

Tumblewords: said...

Gotta love this one!! Gotta!

Lucy said...

aww just too sweet~
reminded me of Ralph Kramdon...
Old buttercup! :))

linda may said...

I love this. Organic love.

Tanya Gwen Minnick said...

Wow, this was very creative! I enjoyed it very much..I'll never look at buttercup squash the same again :)

Rambler said...

buttercup squash love..hmm makes me wonder how that would be

anno said...

I love this! And about holding out for that buttercup squash love... me too!

DJPare said...

A love poem to a veggie. Nice!

keiths ramblings said...

This is an absolute delight!

Granny Smith said...

Oh, wonderful! Clever use of prompt and full of tasty images.

Neilina said...

wooow! Beautiful. I loved this poem.

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