Tuesday September 2nd, 2014

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: tomatoes.

One more box day done, leaving just five remaining this season. Have to say I'm pretty ready for that last one to arrive.

The rain held off for most of the day before finally slipping free from the clouds just as I was bringing all the produce down to our place. That meant putting everything inside in order to sort things into the various boxes, instead of on the deck like we usually do. Which meant Max, of course, woke up from his nap before I'd even finished putting one box together.

Pretty sure he thought he'd died and gone to heaven.

"Peppers! 'Matoes!" Each word accompanied by a pointing finger. "Peaches! Blackberries!"

Thankfully he only got one berry in his mouth before we could corral him. Though later on he did manage to grab a pepper and take a bite out of it. Luckily I'd picked a few extras, so that was no big deal to replace.

I think in future weeks I might have to pick extras of everything, just in case.


Red, yellow, orange;
cherry tomatoes are like
snacking on summer

*     *     *

Plump red clusters lurk
in the shadow of green leaves,
waiting to be found


Greg said...

Heh, Max sounds adorable naming fruits and vegetables in preparation for eating them! And if you've got him eating peppers already you shouldn't have any issues getting him to keep eating vegetables as he gets older :)
I'm not sure about picking a few extra of everything, but you could always make a tiny Max-box for him, just like the boxes you're making for the paying customers, so he feels included.
I think I like your second haiku better this week, though the first one has a definitely light-heartedness to it that I appreciate.

Red pomodoro,
the famous apple of gold...
just a tomato.

She bought tomatoes
But when she got them home, they
were tomafingers!

morganna said...

Red, yellow, purple
All shapes and sizes, all these
Tomatoes taste good!
I like Greg's idea about a tiny Max-box on box days!

Marc said...

Greg - yeah, he's off to a good start in the healthy food department, that's for sure.

The problem with a Max-box is that it would keep him interested for a short time and then he'd want to see what everyone else was getting. And taste what everyone is getting...

Tomafingers! Goodness, that paints a picture...

Morganna - yes, exactly. All yummy.