Really Awfully Clean Vegetables


The Day Twenty-Two GloPoWriMo  prompt: ‘In honor of Earth Day, I’d like to challenge you to write a georgic …  Your Georgic could be a simple set of instructions on how to grow or care for something …’

For going green
An excellent scene
Is to go and take a bath …
Not to get clean,
For what you would mean
Is to place it, off the path,
Near kitchen door —
Getting dirty, more! —
For you’d fill it full of sand;
Compost galore
Mixed with that you’d store,
Prop it so that it will stand,
Then take some seed;
All the kinds you need;
And plant it under the ground,
Keep free of weed,
And soon you will feed
On the plants there will be found;
Lettuce does fine,
Carrots in a line,
It’s amazing maize will grow;
You can combine
Things on which to dine
More than I can ever show!

© April 2017 Colonialist
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About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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7 Responses to Really Awfully Clean Vegetables

  1. Enjoyed this one, Col. That lettuce looks very healthy

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  2. m.j.smith says:

    Delightful verse!

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  3. Niks soos vars skoon groente nie

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