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.

(19) Comments

  1. Blessedstressedcaffeinatedmomma says:

    Very good poem!

  2. I’ve never read a harvest poem, until now, and this is interesting. I love a good vegetable soup though. It’s a simple dish but can be very satisfying.

  3. Andrew says:

    Autumn is a good time for vegge soups. I was looking for some veggie soups recipes. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Be Back After says:

    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

  5. Neil Alvin says:

    Nice poem. Very creative.

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

  6. This is a beautiful poem. I love reading it,

  7. Beautifully said. You’re making me crave some root soup.

  8. short but precise words! this poem reminded be of my moms garden lol

  9. Such a nice poem about harvest vegetable soup!

  10. Short but sweet. Did you write this or is this popular in your country?

  11. As a former educator, I whole heartedly approve of this poem, haha! It’s so fun!

  12. SHADRACK BIWOT says:

    This is a great poem. Would love to read more from you. Thanks for sharing

  13. Joanna says:

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

  14. Oh yuuum! Soup.. I love it and I love root vegetables. Soup is delicious anytime, but during the cold months, it’s my favorite.

  15. What a great poem! I see the relationship between each food item and how we have to share it together!

  16. Aaahh how lovely! Thanks for this!

  17. Hahaha. I thought it was some kind of a recipe like that of our fellow foodie bloggers.

  18. Aliya says:

    I’ve never read a harvest poem. But, this was very good. Thanks for sharing!

  19. What a cute poem. The words are chosen very wisely. I would really love to read your other poems.

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