A Haiku or Two, on Plums

July 18, 2015

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so sweet and so cold
and so messy, best eaten
just over the sink


plum, you're so juicy
i almost forgive you for
staining my white shirt

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Heather |. July 19, 2015
Caroline's bit reminds me of William Carlos Williams' "This is Just to Say."
JadeTree July 20, 2015
A classic! Who doesn't love that poem? My husband quoted it when we bought a big basket of plums, so for a joke I left him a note that read:
These are the plums
That are my danged breakfast
So eat them at your peril
You fool.

Naturally, I expected a heap of pits: they were so cold, so sweet :)
Jr0717 July 19, 2015
dark and oh so delicious-
I want another!
Thea July 18, 2015
Plum tart you burn hot
The juices sweet, scalding her
My friend who bit you
AntoniaJames July 18, 2015
Emerald Beauties,
Damsons, pickled, will grace my
holiday tables.
AntoniaJames July 18, 2015 ;o)
Cheri M. July 18, 2015
Succulent, juicy plump & round your ready now to be plucked! Found!
Find me a pan where I can release my juice, add a topping & let me loose Please make it crunchy as I have what they call the plum fruit munchies!