Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Retro One Shot.......


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..TOMATO HAIKU..

Beautiful Nightshade
Crimson Jewell of the Garden
Delicious Delight!!!

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When I was growing up, we didn't have a lot.
Like most everyone in our neighborhood, we had a garden.
My favorite sandwich was a sliced tomato, white bread, and Miracle Whip!
(Next to a peanut butter and bacon sandwich that is.)
But right now whilst the tomato's are in their delicious GLORY....
It almost makes me feel like a kid again again!!
I've combined Retro Wednesday with the very talented group of writers over at One Stop Poetry....
If you wish to play, post a poem of any length and format on your blog, and visit them HERE. And then sign up on their Mr. Linky.
It's fun and challenging, give it a try.
See Ya Tomorrow....Peace!!!

34 comments:

Me said...

We're enjoying our tomatoes, too. My favourites are the little cherry tomatoes - MMM!

Me said...

PS - Yahtzee! :)

Brian Miller said...

dang it, i will beat me...at some point...smiles. you are right up my alley this week G! love me some tomato sandwiches...my great uncle taught me to make them just like you said and we would eat them on the porch and watch the day...happy oneshot!

Thom said...

Tomatoes give me acid reflUx and miracle whip us crappy tasting. How are them apples? LOL

Stranger said...

I love tomato sandwiches and your haiku is tasty too. Thank you for introducing me to one shot through this post.

lime said...

nothing like a vine ripe, home grown tomato. i like to slice em up and sprinkle them with pepper. mmmm....

Serena said...

Nothing like a juicy 'mater sandwich in the summertime. Mmmmm. Hey, is Hillbilly bread for real? I want some!:)

clean and crazy said...

i think i got 4 tomatoes out of 8 plants this year. not sure what went wrong...

Cindy said...

ahhhh, yes. Tomato season. My favorite is toasted bread, tomato, cheese and mayo. But, all the better w/ bacon and lettuce too.

Mona said...

I like tomato and cucumber sandwiches

TALON said...

Your tomato haiku had me grinning, G-Man. A freshly picked tomato is one of the garden's greatest gifts. And I like mine sliced, salt 'n pepper, mayo on toasted whole wheat. Yum!

Akelamalu said...

Cheese and tomato toastie - yummy!

Claudia said...

agh- -you shouldn't use Miracle Whip LIGHT for those tomato - you need the full fat rich one for enjoying the whole taste!!!
My surname was Kraft (which means power) before i got married - and we always used the Kraft foods lettering for our doorbells....smiles
enjoyed your poem!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Peanut Butter and Bacon. You are an Odd Ball arent you?

MorningAJ said...

Our tomatoes are still yellow. I think they're all going to ripen at once and I'll be cooking relish and tomato soup and making sandwiches and possibly even bathing in them if they do!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Your haiku would make the crimson jewel blush. Beautiful nightshades indeed. Aren't you just a constant surprise. I would play at One Stop but with riding the poetry bus this week and all I have too much on my plate. But I had to stop and comment on your nightshade haiku.

izzy said...

Yellow tomato's are kinder to my stomach,
but any way- the sandwich w/ kraft mayo
cheese and basil- yum!

dustus said...

Going to try the peanut butter/bacon combo. Like how you describe the tomato as a gift from the garden—well said in haiku form. Happy One Shot, G!

moondustwriter said...

Glad the tomato isn't retro

Never tire of a fresh tomato sandwich


thanks for going retro with One Shot

Moon Smiles

Millie said...

Love tomatoes and the haiku, but the poisonous nightshade threw me for a loop. I guess they were known as poisonous love apples in the middle ages!

Jingle said...

delicious Hauku...

tomato is both vegetable and fruit...
I used to eat it as fruit, which means eat them fresh and raw, it is among the healthiest food, besides apples, watermelons, and grapes...

Jingle said...

I mean Haiku,

u r highly cool...

Beachanny said...

Yum! Beautiful and tight. Nice haiku. Thanks.

Monkey Man said...

Ahhh, sandwich memories. Mine was always grilled cheese, sliced pimento filled olives (when we could afford them) with a splash of Ketchup. Mom called them pizza sandwiches. Great One Shot, G.

joanny said...

G-Man

Thanks for the kind words, you make me blush...

Love tomato sandwiches -- or just plain eating them like a fruit, with either a sprinkle of salt or sugar, right off the vine. Yum.

So fun makes me smile thinking about the simple pleasures.
cheers,
Joanny

Pete Marshall said...

that was ripe!!!!! gotta try peanut butter and bacon though..now that does sound like a sandwich..great haiku..cheers pete

PattiKen said...

Hay, I still love that sandwich. And you will think me odd (oh, wait you already know that!), but try a peanut butter ans sliced dill pickle sandwich sometime. Yum! And totally worthy of a haiku.

Prayer Girl said...

I could just bite right into that tomato on my screen. It looks perfect.
Hillbilly bread? Cute!!

PG

Fireblossom said...

Some things are just perfect and cannot be improved upon, though I've got to say, Talon's sandwich sounds really good, too!

kkrige said...

My cherry tomatoes are ok, but the rest of my crop are not as delish this year as you describe in your verse.

and scald me as evil incarnate but I just DON'T DO Bacon! I know. I have been told that I cannot be a real Canadian, as I don't even truly enjoy peameal bacon. My sandwich would have to be the tomato kind (hand me some of izzy's basil) or peanut butter & banana.

oh, and high five to Me!

secret agent woman said...

One of my favorite sandwiches I made up as a very young adult was a bagel half with cream cheese, kalamata olive spread and a slice of tomato. Heaven. But I also like them warm and dusty off the vine.

Kavita said...

Yummy!!!!
Jewel of the garden indeed! Except for those seeds, I enjoy tomatoes... slurp!!
This was a super tribute to them all, G.. :)

Here is my one shot.. just in case.. ;-)

Hoiden said...

yummy post

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