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TANKA (ANANAS COMOSUS #2)

THEY ARE GROWING!  HERE IS THIS MORNING’S TANKA AND THE  ONE I WROTE ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO WHEN THE COMPOST HEAP BEGAN TO SPROUT PINEAPPLES…

(Another morning surprise in my compost pile)

Almost two years passed
And two pineapples appeared
Rubbed my morning eyes
Prickly in overgrown green
Armor hiding yellow treats

(c) 2019 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)
IMAGE: Pineapple growing!

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ORIGINAL TANKA WRITTEN 12-23-17:

TANKA (ANANAS COMOSUS)

(Morning surprise in my compost pile)

Fresh pineapple stems
Tossed in fertile Florida
Treat for backyard birds
Silent, self-rooting surprise
Pineapple fields forever…

(c) 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)
IMAGE: My pineapple “field”

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AVOCADO

 

Persea americana

Nutritious

Rhyming with delicious

One slit, twist, it’s all ready

Skin makes the perfect bowl

Scoop it with a spoon

Eat it standing up under the trees

While the birds peck sunflower seeds

No need for ice cream

(although…chocolate sauce…no, I won’t think about that)

Avocado for me!

 

© 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: My mid-morning avocado treat