dVerse — The Czar’s Black Beauty

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The Czar’s Black Beauty

Butter crinkled platform
A million waterdrop prisms
Beckon bees with nuggets
Pouches burst with pollen
Aerial maneuvers skim grass
Dandelions faces open wonder
Bumble imminent. Then….
Airpuffs lift, gentle grandmothers

She grows from an idea and a miracle
Until one day she’s plucked, ripe, tuned
To a summer’s song – sizzling
In onions, butter, and garlic
Rolling and tumbling with tomatoes
Over a bed of spinach linguini
Golden, tender, and true she offers
Her merried complementing flavor

 

 

Sarah is today’s host of dVerse.  Sarah says:
So, tonight, I want you to plant in my poetry patch. Take a look at these vegetable names, choose a few, toss them in the rich soil of your imagination, and see what comes up.

Black Beauty
Trail of Tears
Lazy housewife
Princess
Purple queen
Jacob’s cattle
The Czar
Wizard
Golden acre
Dazzling blue
Purple sword
Jack Ice
Reine des Glaces
Blue fire
Aurora
Tender and true

 

43 Comments Add yours

  1. I like zucchini bread.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I do too! I make it every year.

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  2. Sadje says:

    This is great tribute to zucchini.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        A pleasure.

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  3. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Tell you what, I’m stopping and headed to the kitchen to get something to eat. Your piece overcame me, reduced me to my baser instincts; good job.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL I like the sounds of that, Glenn 🙂

      Like

  4. Carol Anne says:

    Awesome! Loved it! xoxo

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Carol Anne!

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  5. Oh, delicious. I love the image of the plant growing, and then the cooking. Sizzling!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sarah.

      Like

  6. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the idea of growing from an idea and a miracle.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Frank.

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  7. I like where you went with it AND that you stayed within the garden! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Na’ama 🙂

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  8. Truedessa says:

    This was simmering with delightful flavor. You cooked up some wonderful poetry.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Truedessa!

      Like

  9. gillena cox says:

    I am hungry. You got me with this one, luv the roll and tumble among the chopped tomatoes

    Happy Tuesday

    Much💙love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Glad you found it appetizing.

      Like

  10. memadtwo says:

    Now I’m hungry! Delicious! (and I see I’m not alone) (k)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I can’t wait to see zucchini growing this summer ❤

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  11. calmkate says:

    yum you have made me hungry … sounds and looks delicious!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Kate!

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      1. calmkate says:

        my pleasure Lisa!

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  12. kim881 says:

    I love this delicious description of a zucchini plant, Lisa, especially the mouth-watering lines:
    ‘…she’s plucked, ripe, tuned
    To a summer’s song – sizzling
    In onions, butter, and garlic
    Rolling and tumbling with tomatoes’.
    I’ve just had breakfast and I’m longing for dinner!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Glad you enjoyed it, Kim.

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  13. Vandana says:

    A beautiful mixture of all the summery things!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Vandana!

      Like

  14. This is truly spectacular Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Why thank you, Linda 🙂

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  15. This sounds so wonderful and delicious… I would use zucchini in ratatouille

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  16. I can honestly say I’ve never once before seen such a fine poetic tribute to zucchini~nice alliteration. It’s so easy to forget that otherwise droll mundane plants and foodstuffs can take on quite a fine literary appearance

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Larry!

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  17. hank77 says:

    kaykuala

    The second stanza is so yummy. You did very well Jade, to suggest a dish while many others stopped at the planting part.

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Hank.

      Like

  18. Lael-Heart says:

    I will never look at a zucchini the same again ❤
    SO lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Lael!

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  19. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES says:

    This really sizzles and pops throughout. More going on here than first thought!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m glad you see it. Thank you, Colleen 🙂

      Like

  20. Anne Nydam says:

    Love it! Despite the stereotype, I’ve never managed to have too much zucchini in my garden!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      What stereotype?? That black is beautiful? The name of a horse? The name of the variety of zucchini is Black Beauty. No stereotype was intended here… Thank you for reading and commenting, from one zucchini lover to another 🙂

      Like

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