Monday, July 30, 2007

Tomato riffs























incandescent bells
under brush of softer leaves
summer heat pulsing

yellow orbs shining
melody of bittersweet
heat rising to light

dribbling juice tastes of
bass notes, damp soil, earthy hopes
the longest days' end


Photo: Morning glory bud

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you say toe-may-toe riffs, and i say toe-mah-toe riffs!

7/30/2007 9:37 AM  
Blogger Susangalique said...

so pretty

both verse and plant color are very rich.

7/30/2007 10:37 AM  
Blogger Marja-Leena said...

Love this one!

7/30/2007 10:47 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

that is so summery. I can almost hear the crickets.

7/30/2007 11:40 AM  
Blogger Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

Hmm, tomato and morning glory salad...

can I link this for the upcoming Ringing of the Bards?

7/30/2007 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a thrust
with each phrase

in staccato-like
ways


You rock!
Marvelous!
~@~

7/30/2007 4:52 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

I love the way you connect "bass notes, damp soil, earthy hopes"

Something about your poems always lifts me up.

7/30/2007 8:43 PM  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

mb, i melted into the sounds and the rhythms of your phrases... this is so lucious. if shadowtail knew about this delicious poem, it would be nibbling here instead. :) as always, i feel well-fed by the stunning beauty of your creativity. thanks and big hugs, snowsparkle

7/30/2007 8:56 PM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Such a rich summer post. Delicious.

7/31/2007 7:35 AM  
Blogger zhoen said...

One for the morning glory, two for the early dew, three for the man who stands his ground, and four for the love of you.

7/31/2007 3:09 PM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

mb, I am so glad you're back! I listened to "Bliss" with a bit of a wistful sense during your time away. Just want to tell you again how much I love those songs.

7/31/2007 3:51 PM  
Blogger firebird said...

Mmmm...this is so juicy it makes me hungry!
(Are you growing yellow tomatoes by any chance?)

great provocative photo, too!

7/31/2007 6:37 PM  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

I have now read this poem several times. Makes me feel like a snail living near the flower.

8/01/2007 8:01 AM  
Blogger mermaid said...

I sense a struggle between surrender and longing here, or maybe it's just me.

8/01/2007 9:47 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Tis the season for summer blooms and sweet tomatoes!!! I can hear the riff in the breeze outside my window.

8/02/2007 7:17 AM  
Blogger TaraDharma said...

fantastic photo.

I see, feel, taste and smell this poem.

8/03/2007 12:36 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Thanks, everyone. I enjoyed your various responses to this poem!

8/03/2007 12:53 PM  

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