Saturday, November 28, 2020

A Taste of Real Magic

A witch knows
real magic isn’t conjured
out of hats: power lies
not in trickery but in work.

To feel magic,
stick your fingers in the dirt.
To craft magic,
plant a well-loved seed.
To see magic,
care for each sprout and watch it
grow into fruit—

the harvest of your work is always
a taste of real magic. 

 
the last tomato harvest of this season

- for Poets and Storytellers United (Writers’ Pantry #48: Words, Words, Words)

39 comments:

  1. Oh YES! Well said – and I love the photo too.

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  2. Very true. And enjoy those last tomatoes!

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  3. There is nothing quite like producing vegetable and fruit for ones own table is there? I have down sized now and live in a first floor apartment but the balcony has its share vegetables in containers as well as small shrubs to make me feel self satisfied!

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    1. I hope you show us some of your viggies one of these days. I only have a balcony in the warm months and my living room in the cold months. Each harvest always feels like a small miracle.

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  4. Ooow yummy! (words and tomatoes) XXX

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  5. Natural magic is the best, Magaly, and true witches love to get their green fingers dirty!

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  6. Yup!
    Happy Sunday Magaly

    (✿◠‿◠)

    much love...

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  7. how true your words!
    ooh, those tomatoes!

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  8. Delicious, MG. Nothing will grow here for a while, unless you count the snow accumulation as "growth".

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    1. My plants are now in the living room, since the first frost will be here soon. There is a pepper and some tiny tomatoes still on the plants. After, there won't be any more fruit, but there will be fresh citrus leaves and lemongrass for tea--yum, yum!

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  9. So true! I am a magician. Had a baby too!

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    1. That's the most impressive human magic there is!

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  10. Lovely poem. These lines...the harvest of your work is always
    a taste of real magic....a perfect ending.

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  11. The bowl of tomatoes and the poem...just delightful (I think I'm suffering from a post-Thanksgiving vegetable deficit...). This year has been an interesting garden one--we lost the tomatillos too early but the peppers and dill and oregano are still going. I need to get back in the yard this week.

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  12. It does seem magical when that tiny seed turns into a huge plant in the span of a few months! What a lovely last harvest of tomatoes.

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    1. It's one of my favorite things to watch, nature birthing food.

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  13. Your poem explains why gardening is one of the best exercises people can do. Wow, Walt Whitman comes to mind.

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    1. Gardening is exercise we can taste, and the taste is delicious!

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  14. There is a magic in the miracle of rebirth, for example, of land devastated by fire or flood. Given time, it restores itself....a miracle indeed.

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  15. Love the photo, love the poem. Some of us witches can the maters for eating during the winter, until the summers ones come in.
    such a delight those maters in that bowl. A pleseare in picking them and knowing that more will be in your future!

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  16. How wonderful! I have been called a 'good witch' on occasion however, a green thumb I do not have.

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  17. I know my magic grows best in the places I bother to water. Oh sure, sometimes I luck out and find a bit of happenstance magic, and that's always fun. But the homegrown kind you know has a bit of your heart put into, that's always the best.

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    1. Homegrown and worked for is extra powerful, indeed.

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  18. ...and your magic, witchy lady, looks really, really juicy and delicious!

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    1. And guess what? There are still a few left! I feel very lucky. 😁

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  19. Very true! Love these words! Hope you enjoyed your tomatoes! Big Hugs!

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