6.25.2018

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There’s lettuce in my coffee
as I navigate a volume
of produce from this week’s share
seven pounds to be exact

In a break from chopping kale
I learn that Donald Hall has died

Guess it’s not so surprising
I just then had been thinking
about what aging feels like
in the extremities to be exact

So let me raise this cucumber
to farms and poets and living

13 comments:

  1. Here's to you, friend, and here's to me... still living.

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  2. Ageing is awful.You feel young and gorgeous and the mirror lies to you:)
    To poets with a Pimms (laced with cucumber peel.)

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  3. Oh this is so poignant!💞 You're beautiful and still have a long and content life ahead with those who love you.. me included!💞

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  4. Salud! from my knowing limbs to your raised cucumber, to coffee-birthing farms, and poets that breathe all of it in.

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  5. LOL! Awesome! To summer!!! (Raising my 3rd cuppa coffee!) xo

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  6. I raise a cucumber too, to all things living and poetry. :-)
    -HA

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  7. Loved this on facebook, and love it still.

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  8. Love this... and love the summer produce.
    Though kale I save for winter.

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  9. I too save kale for winter and not very often - I prefer collards and turnip greens. I like this salute to Donald Hall. I read he had died and gave a sigh. Here's to the farms and the people that do the farming and the poets who love them.

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  10. Raising my cucumber with you Marian!!

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  11. Donald Hall truly could bring the rural even into the most urbane of lives -- I'll baton a carrot for him too. I'll never forget his collection "The One Day" with that feral inset of a confessional, "Shrubs Burned Away." He had not problem with the stink of manure on the farm.

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  12. We've been in a farmer's market coop, Marian. We ate good, healthy good. Most times since there were only three of us then we shared a share with another couple. The coop had twelve shares, we tried to buy in multiples of twelve.
    You covered the situation well. "lettuce everywhere."
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    1. Or if you're gardenin you'll need a bit of luck. I have thee potatoes cut up ending wit 14 pieces, each with an eye, slightly sprouted. Would you plant two per hill?
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