Allotment haiku #5


~in praise of roundness~
happy face filled with sunshine
plump home-grown lettuce

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

12 thoughts on “Allotment haiku #5”

  1. I love this, Sarah! Every word is perfect. Just curious–do you have slugs in England? They are all over the Northwest, and if I want to grow lettuce, I have to do it in containers on my deck.


  2. Fabulous – great work and that is a huge lettuce – add some tomatoes, some celery, sliced sun dried tomatoes, apple, a few chopped olives, capers, basil and mozzarella. Add whole grain mustard, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. EAT.


    1. Now that does sound good. The tomatoes aren’t ready yet, but doing great in the greenhouse, along with cucumbers and peppers, plus the loaded grapevine. Happy eating 🙂


    1. It does, indeed. Until I started having some allotment veggie with my meals, I was beginning to find eating a bit of a chore. My son isn’t insisting on loads of gravy on his veggies now, either, as he actually likes the taste of them for once.


    1. I love seeing children as part of the allotment team. The people in the allotment next ours have two children, both of whom help out there. The teenage girl in particular, is most enthusiastic and can dig at an amazingly high speed, while managing to look totally trendy in the gear she wears!


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