Silly Sonnet for a Cold April

Snow on garlic still is falling fast.
Spring was here last week but didn’t last.
This return to winter is the test:
We will see whose hardiness is best.
Swirls of tatsoi’s spoony leaves still stand;
Parsley, though, lies flimsy on the land.
There’s kohlrabi, bigger than before,
While safir, parsley’s cousin’s looking poor.
Cilantro blushes but still grows in cold.
Sweet chervil in the chill becomes MORE bold.
Chard and lettuces, too, still grow fast;
Chives grow better than in warm weeks past.
Such delicate, thin leaves to be so strong!
In Syracusan gardens, these belong.


About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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2 Responses to Silly Sonnet for a Cold April

  1. cote8050 says:

    That was so lovely, perfect!! much love to you. Michelle

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