Posts Tagged ‘pumpkin’

Praise the pumpkin

with its orange flesh—

how it softens

and sweetens as it cooks.

Praise the way it lends

its rich and earthy density

to pie and bread, curry and soup.

The body responds

with a something akin to joy—

tethered by humble pleasure

to exactly this moment,

as if a flavor could help us

know god—

as if a taste could help us

become who we are.

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One Scent Memory




scent of roasting pumpkins—

all day they carve

my thoughts


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every pumpkin knows

you need just enough air

for the candle to burn,

just enough shelter

to keep the flame alive


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