It’s time
to start the nightshades

not the brilliant berries
red and deadly
as any poison apple

but their cousins–
peppers, tomatoes,
ground cherries

seeds on my table
lifted on a toothpick

planted the depth of one breath

small seedlings mocking
the ice on my window

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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25 Responses to germ(i)nation

  1. ‘Tis extraordinary that they’re all related πŸ™‚

  2. Alice says:

    Lovely breakfast–poetry and planting. Just started some ‘maters in peat pots yesterday.

  3. Alice Keys says:

    this makes me starve for my own plot of land. thanks for jump-starting spring.

  4. I was just thinking it was time as well–lovely moment!

  5. brian miller says:

    it will not be long now….soon the tomatoes will grown and it will be warm again and new life burst for…only a little while now…smiles….

  6. Green Speck says:

    Lovely … I loved the mocking at the end !!!

  7. nelle says:

    Sounds like a plan. We need a garden this year, one our convenient four legged scrounger will avoid.

  8. all absorbed in the coloring of each word, it has such integrity ~Wonderful !

  9. Jeremy Nathan Marks says:

    You have me itching to do some planting, all the while I don’t want to see winter leave us. . . I have this set of feelings every year. Really, the same set of feelings each time.

    • I know what you mean! I am craving getting into the dirt again (sorry, guess I didn’t make enough mudpies as a child). I really should enjoy what we have out there NOW and not wish it away.

      • Jeremy Nathan Marks says:

        But it is only natural to feel this way, right? I mean, spring means hope, doesn’t it? And without that. . . .

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