Thursday, July 8, 2010

Magpie Twenty Two



Tomatoes .... lush and ripe

Like the belly of a pregnant woman ready to burst

Dewy and moist, attached to life-giving cords

Prime for picking, for devouring straight from the garden

Ah .... fresh tomatoes


32 comments:

  1. Were I a tomato I would be happy to read that delightful description.

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  2. Lovely Magpie, I love the pregnancy imagery.

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  3. Delicious, darling!

    Hope you are having a fantastic summer so far, Helen!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  4. Very nice. It seems I am in the minority of those who do not appreciate the fresh tomato. I do, however, enjoy all other tomato products!

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  5. What's with us Helen wanting to devour??!?!?! Very nice imagery loved the cords...
    How I wish I had a good tomato to devour right now!

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  6. I have no ripe tomatoes yet, but I so enjoyed devouring your description of them. Cheers!

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  7. just checked my garden...no ripe red globes yet....I love the pregnancy imagery-spot on! Thanks for the lucious magpie!

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  8. I love this metaphor -- so vivid!

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  9. nice magpie. like mine fat and pregnant on a slice of bread with mayo...great metaphor as well.

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  10. great imagery...great magpie..bkm

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  11. I am going to have a lovely tomato and thinly sliced cucumber sandwich.

    Just love the 'pregnant' tomatoes...

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  12. Wonderfully descriptive, Helen. I loved it.

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  13. Love the link to motherhood. Hungry for tomatoes! Currently, mine are green and the size of oversized grapes.

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  14. This is so gorgeous..so full of life..thank you!!!

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  15. Thank you for coming over to mine.
    This is sweet, like a fresh tomato.

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  16. '... life giving cords.' Continuing the pregnancy metaphor! Good one.

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  17. Great relationship between the tomato and pregnancy was exctremely clever. Great Magpie

    Christine

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  18. I love the smell of the 'life-giving cords'. Great Magpie.

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  19. I love the metal image you create. Great Magpie.

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  20. Great metaphor Helen!
    And I'm all about eating straight from the garden - a little bit of heaven.

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  21. as always...majestic simplicity! :)

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  22. Wonderful. I always likened late summer to a woman ready to give birth.

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  23. wow,
    what a twist,
    perfect tale!

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  24. Brilliant! I never would have come up with the image of pregnancy and umbilical cords, but it totally works and I love it!

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  25. Helen,
    No matter what else I grow in my garden it's the tomato that gives it life! ;)
    rel

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  26. Lovely imagery Helen. Beautiful thought of growth and life.

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  27. Bitsy and bouncy. I enjoyed that..!

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