Cucumbers and Onions

cucumbers

 

Sliced in vinegar
with a tablespoon of sugar,
fare on the farm
when summer sun was shining
on flower bed and garden.

The chores
more than a minor diversion
from swimming in the millpond,
walking the dusty lane
from mailbox to mudroom.

Making toeprint maps
to quick escapes. Waiting for tomatoes
to ripen just in time for the 4th of July
when even Mother Nature
was in the mood for celebration.

8 comments

  1. Hi Sarah

    Making toeprint maps
    to quick escapes. Waiting for tomatoes
    to ripen just in time for the 4th of July
    when even Mother Nature
    was in the mood for celebration.

    What a treat to read this summery poem — it echoes vividly what I, too, remember of those summers past near the fourth. You bring the magic alive with the scent and taste of those vinegared onions and cucumbers, those ripe tomatoes and most of all — the sense of remembrance we cherish from childhood and family gatherings. To swim in that millpond to wade through a field of wildflowers and simply soak up the sun, are such cherished experiences, simple but almost spiritual as well. Thank you for sharing this, I can see and feel it!

    Take care
    Wendy

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  2. Wendy,

    I should have stopped with the poem. Instead I went to the farmers’ market and bought
    cucumbers and Vidalia onions, and peeled and sliced my way to the need for a double
    dose of Nexium. I shoulda known better!

    Your kind words are appreciated.

    Many thanks,

    Sarah

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    • Dee,

      I haven’t had them in years, but I truly enjoyed eating them. Trouble is I ate them later in the evening and then couldn’t sleep.
      Forgetting all the fancy names they call it, I had good old fashioned heart burn. I ate some today for lunch and I’m fine.

      Enjoy your dinner!

      Sarah

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  3. My mouth waters over the cukes and onions
    and my heart grows light with the images of mill pond,
    walking dusty lanes and making
    toe-print maps.

    A pleasure to read this, Dear Sarah.
    take care,
    Kerri

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  4. Hi Kerri,

    Will gladly share some cukes and onions…come on over.

    Thank you for being here, for saying hello, for reading my
    poem. Been missing you!!

    Sarah

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