Thoughts from a Pumpkin Patch: Poetry Friday

Something wild appeared in my garden a few weeks ago. I was about to pull it out when I noticed the beautiful yellow blossoms. I waited, wondered, consulted with friends, and came to understand some type of squash was the surprise guest. Pumpkins? Maybe, but not likely.

But that got me thinking about the pumpkins waiting to be picked for all-things-pumpkin come fall, which will soon be knocking on our doors. So, here’s my attempt at a pumpkin persona poem.

Thoughts from a Pumpkin Patch

We’re waiting,
From vine to blossom to fruit –
We’ve grown.
Round and plump, slender or tall,
We’re waiting,
Will we end up as pies,
Or jack-o-lanterns with triangle eyes?
Will we decorate a hearth or home,
Or be the spice on a latte’s foam?
Here they come!
Which will they choose?
We’re waiting,

Today Carol Varsalona is hosting Poetry Friday at Beyond Literacy. So head on over for a salute to summer and some great poetry posts.

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11 Responses to Thoughts from a Pumpkin Patch: Poetry Friday

  1. jama says:

    Charming poem, Rose! I’m looking forward to pumpkin pies. 🙂

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  2. janicescully says:

    I never thought about the world from the POV of a pumpkin in a patch. “Here they come!” “Which will they choose?” I love this time of year and all the fields turned orange.

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  3. cvarsalona says:

    I enjoyed your poem, Rose, and wonder if you would like to find a photo of a pumpkin and pair it up for a fall gallery of mine. I turn my pumpkins into pies, bread, and cookies at the end of the season. YUM!

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  4. lindabaie says:

    My youngest granddaughter’s favorite time of year is NOW, because she loves pumpkin pie & all things pumpkin! I love this POV, Rose, will share it with her!

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  5. rosecappelli says:

    Thanks! Fall is my favorite time of year, too.


  6. Kay Mcgriff says:

    So many possibilities for those pumpkings!

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  7. margaretsmn says:

    I love “spice of a latte’s foam.” Have you discovered pumpkin spice cold foam cold brew at Starbucks? Yum!

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  8. I love these charming voices, Rose! They remind me of those who wait everywhere. Toys waiting to be bought. Seeds wondering what they will grow into. Children wondering where they will end up as their families seek refuge…so many waiters…

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