Thursday, July 8, 2010

Written for Magpietales 7-8-2010

Willow at hosts a weekly writing prompt.

I came by to see you this morning,
I didn't find a thing.
I thought I misunderstood,
For you see
I'm new to the neighborhood.

While chatting with a friend,
Over the backyard fence,
I wanted her to know.
For she had sent a missile
for my inspection.

What I wanted her to know,
was that I am not interested in
the who, what, where of one's life...
or of my own. But something deeper
something closer to the sun.

I returned just to look again,
And there it was wet,
sparkling dew
Red and Yellow fruit.


  1. Tomatoes ~~ Summer's treat! Nicely written!

  2. I'd love it if a neighbor lobbed a few lovely orbs my way! Nice Magpie!

  3. lol. what a testy neighbor if they are throwing tomatoes...unless of course i cath them to eat. smiles. nice magpie

  4. some neighbor throwing of course i catch it to nice magpie!

  5. Another amazing tale about tomatoes - great post - I am taking back with the emotions that can be pulled from tomatoes...great magpie..bkm

  6. How nice to have a neighbor who is growing luscious tomatoes...hopefully, she is sharing her bounty!

  7. I love the line "something deeper, something close to the sun", that truly sums up your beautiful poem. :-)

  8. Deep and lovely!! Gather the missiles for a soup!

  9. wow,
    vivid and fun actions in poetic form!

  10. It feels to me that the neighbor is sending a gift of nature to share..but I am the optimist!