dVerse — Zejel Form — Kousa Christmas

Kousa Christmas in SeptemberMatte red gummies look like embersLess known Asian cherry member Dogwood dangles first green nuggetsPseudo acorn uncapped clustersPromised nuts for squirrel gulletsThen it goes on fruitian bender Squeeze them like a squishy marbleSuck their guts and taste the marvelof this precious juicy parcel But spit out pits at their center   Notes:♦While…

Experiments with Asian Cooking

I’ve been buying packages of prepared sushi for awhile now that it isn’t easily accessible at the buffets of Asian restaurants.  The cost is prohibitive, and frankly, the quality of the rice in it is terrible in its crumbly dryness.  Earlier this month, the contemplation stage of making my own sushi kicked into the action…

dVerse — Poetics — In Mexico Again

One day I’d love to step outside and pluck you from a tree. Until then, my journey to find you begins at a grocery aisle bin. You, plump, lying with your friends under a fluorescent sun, waiting for an admirer to choose you, to tenuously feel your flesh give. Your skin’s rolling green texture and…

#FF — A Happy Meal

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson She layered their shirts and pants before putting their threadbare thrift store coats on them. The oversized boots they’d had to choose because that’s all that was left were an advantage in winter. More room for layers of socks. Their hats, scarves, and mittens, donated by the ladies of the…

#Haikai Challenge #159/#160: Fall Foliage/Goose (Kari) — winged company

They waddle cushioned green feedbeds, nibbling new shootsin crisp autumn air. They rise as one, one pink dawn,Wings in formation, on the way…     The Aleutian Canada Goose is mostly a herbivore, and is a primary consumer. They eat: grasses, berries, sedges, aquatic vegetation, legumes, succulents, clover, cultivated grains, corn, wheat, barley, soybean, and…

Doodads — Christmas in August

 The first photo shows the latest batches of Pink Brandywine tomatoes picked, ripening on and near the eastern window ledge. I set one on a saucer so you can see how big they are. They are meaty tomatoes that do not cook into mush when used. This is the first year I’ve planted them outside…