A Haiku or Two, on Tomatoes

August 22, 2014

Our thoughts on food and cooking
In seventeen beats. 



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

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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.

Photo by James Ransom


vvvanessa August 24, 2014
say it how you like<br />tuh-may-toe or toe-mah-toe<br />just give them to me
Billie L. August 23, 2014
Was always told the summer tomato <br />Was like a brick of gold!
Risa J. August 22, 2014
Heaped in shopping bag<br />Varied shapes sizes and colors<br />Heirloom gifts for me
gingerroot August 22, 2014
Tropics irony -<br />It's hot here but beefsteaks are<br />few and far between.
CamillaMMann August 22, 2014
Mini hierlooms fresh<br />Red, green, yellow, striped, tasty<br />Just add oil and salt
Kendra V. August 22, 2014
the best blt<br />comes with one thats green and fried.<br />damn. seriously.
Kendra V. August 22, 2014
also:<br /><br />"when one's good, there is<br />nothing better in the world,"<br />my mom says, chewing.
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Marian B. August 22, 2014
my mom always chews<br />with her mouth open and it<br />annoys me. oh well.
Joseph J. August 22, 2014
Tomato is green<br />Tomato is not so ripe<br />I'll wait a little to eat<br />
Sarah J. August 22, 2014
ever thought about<br />your future as a poet?<br />suits you well, i think
Brette W. August 22, 2014
i ate one for lunch<br />on a red-stained paper plate<br />i then stained my shirt
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Marian B. August 22, 2014
brette, i recommend<br />a tide to go pen for girls,<br />like us, who eat food.
vvvanessa August 24, 2014
Marian, you are slaying it!
Posie (. August 22, 2014
i say to-mah-toe<br />partly because i love brits<br />partly old habit
Sheila E. August 22, 2014
Humid days and nights,<br />take my love away from me...<br />tomato late blight.<br />
Catherine L. August 22, 2014
'May or 'mah, who cares?<br />Let's bury the hatchet with<br />some bloody marys.
Catherine L. August 22, 2014
I used to hate them<br />and now I love them, three cheers<br />For getting older<br />
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Marian B. August 22, 2014
i like this haiku -- <br />i used to put ketchup on <br />all things. now, i'm grown.
Alexandra S. August 22, 2014
Tomato, my love,<br />is there anything better?<br />Bagel, cream cheese, you.
catherinej August 22, 2014
Feeding thirty folks<br />Nick says he’ll bring two hundred<br />Bloody Marys too?<br />
laurenlocally August 22, 2014
Raw are not for me<br />But roasted, they are candy<br />Growing them is hard <br />
Adam J. August 22, 2014
Red, round and juicy<br />Can I bite it like apples?<br />Too late, tomato
Lindsay-Jean H. August 22, 2014
a sad cold summer<br />plants laden with unripe fruit<br />fried green tomatoes?
Danny August 22, 2014
Eh, I always found<br />tomatoes overrated.<br />But I love pizza.
Marcy August 22, 2014
Bitten on the vine<br />with salt and olive oil<br />true tomato love
seth10597 August 22, 2014
oh my tomato<br />the woman of the garden<br />worth all the effort