Harvest Poem - Root Vegetable Soup

Harvest Poem – Root Vegetable Soup

Root Vegetable Soup is a harvest poem, a celebration of the sturdy warmth of potatoes, carrots, onions, parsnips and the joy of sharing food.

Root Vegetable Soup

She was elbow-deep in soil, digging and 
Hoping for potatoes, parsnips, and carrots,
Praying for turnips, so she could turn out a vegetable soup
On Sundays, when everyone was here, gathering and
Loving garlic, onions, and fennel,
Everyone minding time and picking
Beets for Sunday's bowl of root soup.
The muck clung onto her skin, sleeping and
Knowing her hands would pass through gently.

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19 thoughts on “Harvest Poem – Root Vegetable Soup

  1. That is quite a cute little poem. We recently started our spring vegetable garden and my kids love “getting up to their elbows” in dirt

  2. Nice poem. Very creative.

    This reminds me of the toiling Filipino farmers who needs support for the government. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. It’s really interesting how you have created a poem with such simple words, as the names of root vegetables. Good work.

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