Organic Riffs

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~~ 1 ~~
organic cherries—
red and ripe and luscious
in a blue-green bowl
~~ 2 ~~
our midsummer’s feast—
dining on organic figs
and wedges of cheese
~~ 3 ~~
organic apples—
whining about the bruises
that soften their flesh
~~ 4 ~~
organic silence—
good news for the old poet
scribbling at midnight
~~ 5 ~~
ripe organic plums—
ants come from three miles away
for the summer feast
~~ 6 ~~
my shoes coming loose—
organic cotton laces
crumbling into dust
~~ 7 ~~
for ripe fruit she pants—
bunches of fat purple grapes
organic, luscious

© 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #55
More Midweek Motif at Poet’s United: “Organic”

Posted on April 20, 2016, in 5-7-5, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Beautiful! The whole poem, and especially this truth that all the other Haiku contribute to:
    “~~ 4 ~~
    organic silence—
    good news for the old poet
    scribbling at midnight”

  2. a luscious set and kudos to the ants… 🙂

  3. Feast of organic lusciousness! Love the 1st one MMT!


  4. Whoaaa this is one hell of a scrumptious feast 😀

  5. This is superb. Made me a little hungry. I love my organic fruits and veggies.

  6. These are all luscious….I especially love the organic silence.

  7. organic silence… love that!

  8. What an overused word Organic is to the modern world where once unsaid it was normal now everything is artificial and it is used as a panacea to our way of life.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      It was a difficult prompt word, that’s for sure!

      On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 12:46 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  9. great wording, very clever 🙂

  10. There is a comfort in this – maybe from the food or the colours and sense of things being well loved and enjoyed – the apples whining about their bruises are very clever – and organic silence – a rare treasure but lovely when it happens

  11. These are rich and lovely.

  12. Oh you have made me hungry! Nice when organic plums come from a farm down the road rather than trucked across country, isn’t it? And, organic apples with bruises are just fine with me…better than non-organic beautiful pesticide sprayed apples! Enjoyed this.

  13. Organic. Ambiguous and misused. All figs, whether I give them or not, are organic to the chemist.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Oh, don’t we all just love chemicals and chemistry! 😉

      On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 3:17 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  14. Your haiku hark back to a time we have somehow lost. How much of our “organic” produce really is organic? We have had several incidents here of conventionally produced “non-organic” produce being sold as organic…

  15. PS: Maybe the answer is to grow our own in our backyard…

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Backyards are the best places to grow food!

      On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 5:32 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


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