Wild Watermelon

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Wonderous fruit of passionate pink

Armoured by thick green peel

Tasty at any time – breakfast through to supper

Each slice taken from you bursting with flavour

Rounding on the tastebuds to make them water

Maybe its summertime when you are at your best

Enjoyed under the blue skies of a

Long summers afternoon

Or perhaps its when the chef has diced you up and placed you

Next to the Oranges, Mangoes and Papayas in a fruit salad

Razzamatazz

 

 

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Raspberry donuts – that’s what reminds me of you

A right zesty colour, bursting with notes of

Sharp pink and red – but unlike your strawberry cousin, notes of

Purple, which sing out in the pudding bowl

Best in a jam. in a pudding or ice cream, some will

Even eat it in a yogurt

Real connoisseurs eat you tween almond sponge and base in a

Right royal bakewell tart, but notes are played

Year on year when you’re served up on toast in jam

 

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Reactions to your

Appearance in gardens – are amazing – flying insects

Zipping around the garden for a chance to grab your

Zesty Nectar

Maybe its your fragrance and colour you relase

As they circle and glide around your petals

To get to that tasty nectar

Aiming sharp towards the target

Zoned towards the prize

Zipping into your flower head for their reward

Wild Strawberry

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Hiding away in bushes and hedgerows

little red berries await to be found

playing peek-a-boo under the greens

nothing much like their wimbledon cousins

their juicyness comes from being free in the wind

pleasant if you pick them at the perfect time

tasty enough without sugar and cream

sweetness coming direct from the sun

that peeps through their hiding place

Plum

Plum

Master jack horner’s favourite fruit

who when he was younger liked it to boot

served up with custard and pastry in a pie

but now he is older, new recipes he’ll try

Putting the fruit inside a pan

with spices and vinegar, a sauce is the plan

to serve with a roasted duck for his tea

served up with rice for the whole family

Fragrance of roasted duck in the air

mingles with plum jam and star anise fair

picked from the garden, the purple fruit

now cooking in pan for dinner to suit

But one or two plums are never enough

and the one’s from the market are too soft or too tough

so while duck is cooking, Jack is running amuck

picking up garden plums for his duck

Juicy

Juicy

 

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A lemon, sliced – at Food for thought, BASIC, Salford – B.F Kirkham 2017

 

The humble lemon,

like its siblings the orange and lime

each segment is full of cells just

bursting with juice

as the fruit knife cuts through the peel to the zesty core

each cell in its way bursts – releasing

fresh lemon zest into the air

while drops of lemon fall onto fresh marble