My First Homegrown Tomato of 2009 & A Poem

I just walked up to check on my plants. All four of my tomato plants have little green fruits that will soon be tomatoes. And, three of my four pepper plants have little peppers beginning. The Ancho Chile plant is going crazy!! I have about seven peppers that are just about ready to eat.

Most exciting, I harvested my first ripe tomato of the summer!

I was feeling light and inspired by my plants and the beautiful, peaceful afternoon. So, I wrote a little poem in my head on the way home. Which is weird, because I never do that. And now I'm sharing it with all of you.


Summer’s first
Ripe tomato
Off the vine.

I was going to share it
With you
At dinner.

But I ate it
Right there
In the afternoon sun
All by myself.

I think it's easy to see that I was inspired by this poem by William Carlos Williams, which I always find amusing every time I hear it.

This is Just to Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

Hmmm, maybe I need to go get some plums?

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