Plum

A Haiku or Two, on Plums

July 18, 2015

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

Plums

Caroline

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

Leslie

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

Feeling a little sappy about plums? Write a poem about it! The comments below are a safe space to express yourself.

Photo by Eric Moran

7 Comments

Heather |. July 19, 2015
Caroline's bit reminds me of William Carlos Williams' "This is Just to Say."<br /><br />http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/just-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:<br />These are the plums<br />That are my danged breakfast<br />So eat them at your peril<br />You fool.<br /><br />Naturally, I expected a heap of pits: they were so cold, so sweet :)
 
Jr0717 July 19, 2015
Mysteriously<br />dark and oh so delicious-<br />I want another!
 
Thea July 18, 2015
Plum tart you burn hot<br />The juices sweet, scalding her<br />My friend who bit you
 
AntoniaJames July 18, 2015
Emerald Beauties, <br />Damsons, pickled, will grace my<br />holiday tables. <br />https://instagram.com/p/tds8PPmB9-/ <br />;o)<br />
 
AntoniaJames July 18, 2015
https://instagram.com/p/ubbZ5PGB5r/?taken-by=howmothercooks ;o)
 
Cheri M. July 18, 2015
Succulent, juicy plump & round your ready now to be plucked! Found!<br />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!<br /><br />