Day 5 of the Challenge: One plump tomato


This month I’ve been participating in Laura Shovan’s Found Object Poem Project. Each day I’ve attempted to respond to a random photo with a poem. Some days are certainly easier than others!  It’s fascinating to see the different directions that poets travel from the same photo. The whole thing intimidates me, actually, (check out some of the high-caliber poems at Laura’s site!) and I have to be sure not to read others’ entries before posting my own. I’m trusting in the process though and working hard to silence that inner critic. And, I’m writing, writing, writing, and isn’t that what it’s all about?


One Plump Tomato

In the midst of winter
one plump tomato
stirs memories of
the sun’s caressing warmth
on berry-brown bare arms
and flush freckle-dusted cheeks
of toes dipping into rich earth
and of the enticing tangled scent
of robust green vines
and sweet spicy basil

In the midst of winter
one plump tomato
sings a silent song
of summer

Check out more poetry! The Miss Rumphius Effect is hosting this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup.

6 thoughts on “Day 5 of the Challenge: One plump tomato

  1. Very nice, Molly! I love “on berry-brown bare arms/
    and flush freckle-dusted cheeks”.

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  2. cvarsalona says:

    Molly, the lines that resonated with me: sings a silent song/of summer. Winter stirs all kinds of memories. Would you be interested in joining my creative challenge. The link to the invitation is at my post today.


  3. mbhmaine says:

    Thanks for reading and commenting and for the invitation–I’ll definitely check out your challenge.


  4. maryleehahn says:

    Oh, yeah! Sing me that song of summer!

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  5. Myra GB says:

    I would love to listen to that “silent song of summer.” 🙂


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