I was thinking of honoring asparagus in verse when I discovered that Judith Natelli McLaughlin already had! This lovely poem is hers and she has more garden-bounty-honoring poetry on her blog. Click on her name for the link.
This is asparagus season in the northeast USA! I’m spoiling myself by eating asparagus raw straight out of my garden. It’s almost sweet, believe it or not.
Make asparagus pie,
Or asparagus quiche,
Or asparagus soup, or
A thing you can’t do
With asparagus spears
Even put them in stew
Pan roasted asparagus perfect to please
Frittata? De nada – just add eggs and cheese.
Make asparagus salad,
Or asparagus fry.
Packaged like pencils
In red, green or white
Put asparagus spears
On your menu tonight.
Images from my garden and commons.wikimedia.org (bunches)
Thanks for the love and sharing my poetry, Katie!
No problem! Love of vegetables should be shared 🙂