Heirloom Eggplant

Today’s prompt was to write a poem inspired by the name of an heirloom seed. I found a type of eggplant called Black Beauty on the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange web site. Part of this poem was also inspired by Song of Solomon 1:5.

Black beauty —

“I am dark but lovely,”

I grow, sit down to eat;

The fruit tastes sweet.


Black beauty —

Life is dark but lovely,

Can you grow towards the light?

And in the garden bloom and fight?


2 thoughts on “Heirloom Eggplant

  1. That’s so funny. I wrote about heirloom eggplants for that prompt as well. I couldn’t decide on just one though, 😉 but Black Beauty was definitely a part of it.


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