Thursday, November 30, 2017

Friday Poem

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Art and Environment
Edward Hessler

When I was a kid there were three root vegetables that I didn't much like. They were, not in order (there is no order), rutabagas, parsnips and turnips. They had a redeeming virtue: being able to last through winter in the root cellar. The second virtue for my Mom and Dad is that they were great meal extenders. My Mom had a way of mashing them up with potatoes, including them in stews and soups that made eating them easier.

Today, I like all of them. And I'm glad I gave them a reluctant try when I was growing up.

Today's poem is about one of them, the rutabaga.

This poem was posted on 3QuarksDaily, as Jim Culleny's selection for his Friday poem (November 17, 2017.  I liked it at first reading and hope you do, too.

You may read about the poem's author, Laura Grade Weldon here.

Thanks, Mr. Culleny for your deep knowledge of the literature of poetry and for making it available to others.

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