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Posted on 23 May 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Tomato Haiku

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By Kira Hamman

Beautiful red globe
Tantalizing in the sun
I will eat you up

Oh, hornworm, be gone!
Every year you break my heart
You are not my friend

Sweet and juicy fruit
Juice drips freely down my chin
Is that a fruitworm?

Tomatoes are yum!
Reluctant offspring, you are
No child of mine

Welcome, tomato
Into my summer garden
Would you like a drink?

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Posted on 12 August 2007 by tomatocasual.com

Literary Tomato – A Poem: On The Vine

Literary Tomato - A Poem: On The Vine - TomatoCasual.comBy Tomato Queen

I don’t know why the tomato bonded
Us, this pulpy, too-brief treat
We dreamt them up on subzero days, poring
Over seed catalogs like porn, luscious red orbs of August
Grew them from seed, peeking for sprouts
Who only needed dirt, water, sun
For leggy stems to climb
We left room for roots, always

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