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dVerse — The Czar’s Black Beauty

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black beauty zucchini

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
Purple queen
Jacob’s cattle
The Czar
Golden acre
Dazzling blue
Purple sword
Jack Ice
Reine des Glaces
Blue fire
Tender and true


43 thoughts on “dVerse — The Czar’s Black Beauty

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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. 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 🙂


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