Sunday, June 18, 2006

Fiesta Melons

In Benidorm there are melons,

Whole donkey-carts full

Of innumerable melons,

Ovals and balls,

Bright green and thumpable

Laced over with stripes

Of turtle-dark green.

Chooose an egg-shape, a world-shape,

Bowl one homeward to taste

In the whitehot noon :

Cream-smooth honeydews,

Pink-pulped whoppers,

Bump-rinded cantaloupes

With orange cores.

Each wedge wears a studding

Of blanched seeds or black seeds

To strew like confetti

Under the feet of

This market of melon-eating


- Sylvia Plath


Blogger baj said...

MAN, i could go for a big honkin' slice of watermelon right now. or a glass of tp's homemade mango lassi. want some? :)

5:11 PM  
Blogger karrvakarela said...

Mango lassi? How do you make that? With buttermilk?

5:49 AM  
Blogger baj said...

i'm not quite sure how he does it but i believe his secret ingredients include yogurt, mango pulp/juice, and carbonated water . . .

5:59 PM  
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