Monday, April 15, 2019

NPM 2019 Day 15: A Watermelon Poem

While working on my poem for the Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations: Holiday Poems for the Whole Year in English and Spanish, I wrote a number of poems for August 3rd, which is National Watermelon Day. Here is one of the early drafts that I've played with a bit.


from yellow flowers
sprouts a fruit
round or oval
green with stripes
   pick it
   eat it
when it’s ripe

hold a half-moon
in your hands
find the spot
just right to start
   bite it
   chew it
spit seeds out

Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2014-2019. All rights reserved.

Happy Monday all. See you tomorrow for another original poem.

1 comment:

  1. Hold a half-moon in your hands - I love it.
    It's like holding the whole of a season in a single moment.

    I need summer to come with a time machine for childhood.