Friday, September 23, 2011
Canning -- Poetry 2011
Two boxes of canning tomatoes,
eight pounds of Italian Prunes,
ten pounds of cucumbers,
dish washer full of jars,
what was she thinking?
She relished a profound taste
of summer during bleak winter.
Store canned tomatoes, plum jam,
bread & butter pickles were no
comparison to home canned versions.
Thankful for her home training
so long ago; hot summer nights,
steamer kettle going, jar lids pinging.
How often she thought of childhood
as she turned crone and passed on
canning lessons to her daughter.