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A Haiku or Two, on Tomatoes

By • August 22, 2014 • 26 Comments

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Haiku52:
Our thoughts on food and cooking
In seventeen beats. 

 

Sarah

Farmers market queens --
Marinara is your fate.
You don't stand a chance.

 

Marian

a serrated knife
is the best way to cut one
(or, you know, your teeth)

Are you inspired to write a poem about tomatoes? The comments below are a safe space to express yourself.

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Tags: haiku, food poetry, poetry, tomatoes, summer

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25 days ago vvvanessa

say it how you like
tuh-may-toe or toe-mah-toe
just give them to me

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26 days ago Billie Lee Crane

Was always told the summer tomato
Was like a brick of gold!

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27 days ago Risa Jampel

Heaped in shopping bag
Varied shapes sizes and colors
Heirloom gifts for me

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27 days ago gingerroot

Tropics irony -
It's hot here but beefsteaks are
few and far between.

Stringio

27 days ago CamillaMMann

Mini hierlooms fresh
Red, green, yellow, striped, tasty
Just add oil and salt

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27 days ago Kendra Vaculin

the best blt
comes with one thats green and fried.
damn. seriously.

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27 days ago Kendra Vaculin

also:

"when one's good, there is
nothing better in the world,"
my mom says, chewing.

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27 days ago Marian Bull

Marian is Food52's Associate Editor.

my mom always chews
with her mouth open and it
annoys me. oh well.

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27 days ago Joseph Jampel

Tomato is green
Tomato is not so ripe
I'll wait a little to eat

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27 days ago Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's assistant editor.

ever thought about
your future as a poet?
suits you well, i think

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27 days ago Brette Warshaw

i ate one for lunch
on a red-stained paper plate
i then stained my shirt

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27 days ago Marian Bull

Marian is Food52's Associate Editor.

brette, i recommend
a tide to go pen for girls,
like us, who eat food.

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25 days ago vvvanessa

Marian, you are slaying it!

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27 days ago Posie Harwood

Posie is the Provisions Editor at Food52.

i say to-mah-toe
partly because i love brits
partly old habit

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27 days ago Sheila E

Humid days and nights,
take my love away from me...
tomato late blight.

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27 days ago Catherine Lamb

Catherine is the Community Manager at Food52.

'May or 'mah, who cares?
Let's bury the hatchet with
some bloody marys.

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27 days ago Catherine Lamb

Catherine is the Community Manager at Food52.

I used to hate them
and now I love them, three cheers
For getting older

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27 days ago Marian Bull

Marian is Food52's Associate Editor.

i like this haiku --
i used to put ketchup on
all things. now, i'm grown.

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27 days ago Alexandra Stafford

Tomato, my love,
is there anything better?
Bagel, cream cheese, you.

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27 days ago catherinej

Feeding thirty folks
Nick says he’ll bring two hundred
Bloody Marys too?

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27 days ago laurenlocally

Lauren is Food52's Director of Partnerships.

Raw are not for me
But roasted, they are candy
Growing them is hard

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27 days ago ajanofsky

Red, round and juicy
Can I bite it like apples?
Too late, tomato

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27 days ago Lindsay-Jean Hard

Lindsay-Jean is a Contributing Writer & Editor at Food52.

a sad cold summer
plants laden with unripe fruit
fried green tomatoes?

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27 days ago Danny

Eh, I always found
tomatoes overrated.
But I love pizza.

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27 days ago Marcy

Bitten on the vine
with salt and olive oil
true tomato love

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27 days ago seth10597

oh my tomato
the woman of the garden
worth all the effort