Summer Magic

At Poetic Bloomings, today we give our interpretation of summer magic.

Summer Magic
magic begins.
seeds placed into the warm soil –
Nurtured, drinking warm rain.
first the sprout and then slowly
the plant develops – stem, leaves, blooms –
and then the fruit of the magic –
tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, corn, green beans.
and the magic continues.
tart tomatoes juicy on the tongue.
vegetables cooked, steamed, grilled, roasted.
summer magic at its best.
summer meals.
the magic continues:
canned, pickled, made into preserves.
rows of food on strong shelves.
summer meals for the winter.
summer magic.
magic anticipated:
memories of the soft warm flesh of tomatoes.
musical snap of green beans
sensual shape of squash and cucumbers.
through the dark months of the winter.
dreams of summer magic.

copyright kanzensakura

copyright kanzensakura

 

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jul 16, 2016 @ 16:12:08

    Oh I’m so envious.. Our tomatoes rarely ripens… And those in the shops are sour.

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  2. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jul 16, 2016 @ 19:43:48

    We ate our first tomato this last week. Our plants are indeed miraculous. It wasn’t that long ago they were seeds, then seedlings–sprouting under a grow light in the shower of the guest room bathroom in our place in the desert. The whole process highlights the fact that my husband is so nurturing. And it is in caring for his garden that he finds his greatest joy…or at least one of the top five. There are the dogs, me and his cooking. And (arrrgh) sports on TV.

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    • kanzensakura
      Jul 16, 2016 @ 20:10:11

      I ate my first tomato as well. I had brought several trunks of red dirt from more southern Va to here…about a pick up truck load to mis in our regular dirt. It is full of iron and makes ghe tomatoes so sassy, they jump up off ghe plate and slap you before you have a chance to stick your fork in one. I love that your husband is such an excellent gardener and nurturer….that means he takes good care of you.

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