Heirloom Oasis

Costuloto Genovese in a Pennsylvania garden
Sprawls on fertile summer soil
As the Lawnboy tames the ryegrass border.
Bare skin broils for about an hour,
Served with a tall glass of water
And a juicy treat from that heirloom oasis.

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Day 5 of NapoWrimo brings back memories of long summer days mowing grass as a teenager.  I remember mowing the lawn of a nearby widow, Mrs. Phillips.  She paid best of all – only a few dollars, but the ultimate reward was the juicy tomato sandwich she gave me from her garden when I finished!

If you haven’t guessed, today’s theme is about heirloom seeds.  I selected Costuloto Genovese as my focus from the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.

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About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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2 Responses to Heirloom Oasis

  1. rosemawrites says:

    Glad to know the true story behind the beautiful poem! 🙂
    I particularly love this line: Bare skin broils for about an hour.

    @rosemawrites from
    A Reading Writer

  2. Pingback: NaPoWriMo – Day 5 – “Heir Today, Gone With The Wind Tomorrow” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

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