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    Tomato Poem

    Source of Recipe

    My Niece Kelly

    Recipe Introduction

    All I seem to be doing lately is canning.... My niece sent this to me:

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    Tomatoes On My Windowsill
    by Robin Benzle

    Tomatoes on my windowsill,
    Lined up like happy soldiers,
    From pale green as key lime pie
    To red as sunburned shoulders.

    They seem to smile at the sun,
    While they patiently a-ripen.
    And when I do my kitchen chores,
    I smile back, enlightened.

    One by one I take them down
    From their nest upon the sill,
    And add them to a salad or
    Perhaps a sauce with dill.

    Then to my garden I return
    To pluck another load,
    And tenderly I line them up
    On that shelf in my abode.

    No sooner do I get them shelved,
    Than my garden calls me back.
    They're ripening all at once, I think,
    As I stuff them in my sack.

    So I give them to my neighbors and
    I give them to my friends.
    I give them to my enemies,
    Just to make amends.

    Soon, I note they're turning red
    So fast it makes me ill.
    From off the vine, they drop like flies.
    My plot looks like road kill.

    Tomatoes on my windowsill
    All rotting in a row.
    I never thought I'd say this but,
    "Where the hell's the snow?"





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