Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Under Heaven
In “Under Heaven,” the poet proposes that “appetite has a season,” and she reminds us that a pomegranate “takes the careful cultivation of months” to come to fullness.
Using the specificity and passion of a “true connoisseur,” write a poem about a fruit or vegetable that you love to eat in season. Describe its texture, taste, shape, and the climate and conditions it takes to produce it. If you’re not sure about details, do a little research on your chosen food item. Feel free to compare it to the same food item eaten out of season.
A little side note about eating in season: often it takes less resources when you do so. For a fascinating discussion of the impacts of eating (or not eating) seasonally, check out Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life