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Winter Promises

Rating: 3.4
Tomatoes rosy as perfect baby's buttocks,
eggplants glossy as waxed fenders,
purple neon flawless glistening
peppers, pole beans fecund and fast
growing as Jack's Viagra-sped stalk,
big as truck tire zinnias that mildew
will never wilt, roses weighing down
a bush never touched by black spot,
brave little fruit trees shouldering up
their spotless ornaments of glass fruit:
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Edward Kofi Louis 13 February 2020
Cold Winter Blues! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. ,
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Mahtab Bangalee 13 February 2020
I want to believe every promise, to trust in five pound tomatoes...//// interesting writings; I enjoyed
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Sally P. P. 13 February 2020
I certainly get the seed catalogues part. I have doubtful results. Brought back vivid memories.
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Dr Antony Theodore 13 February 2020
Lie to me, sweet garden-mongers: I want to believe every promise, to trust in five pound tomatoes and dahlias brighter than the sun that was eaten by frost last week. Interesting poem. tony
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Eric Ericson 03 January 2015
I think every gardener knows this feeling
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Colleen Courtney 18 May 2014
Another great poem with such vivid imagery. Feel as if I'm sitting on the other end of that couch waiting fr her to throw me the finished catalog! What a talented poet!
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Leslie Audes 17 February 2010
Yay for this poem that uses fruit and flowers without cliche! this one makes me smile AND sigh(and look forward to Spring) .
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