August 17, 2009


Inspired by this image.

Garden Pittance
All that work,
all that
fertilizing weeding hoeing
caring -

all that, and
we only yielded
enough for
one salad


S.L. Corsua said...

That is such a creative take on the image prompt (I saw the cucumber). ;) I've also read your other poems on this page; "Gone Fishing" is a favorite (the understated notion of separation -- great impact, to me).

Dorla Moorehouse said...

Thanks, S.L.!

"Gone Fishing" is my favorite so far, too, although I have a poem I haven't put up from the photo series yet that may rival it.

I was really excited to find this designer undertaking this project (he's doing an illustration a day for 30 days). I sort of hit a rut with my poetry writing and decided I would use his designs to make me write something every day and get me unblocked.