The Garden

The kale’s
puckered sleeve,
the pepper’s
hollow bell,
the lacquered onion.

Beets, borage, tomatoes. 
Green beans.

I came in and I put everything
on the counter: chives, parsley, dill, 
the squash like a pale moon,
peas in their silky shoes, the dazzling
rain-drenched corn.

-Mary Oliver, “New and Selected Poems”

New and Selected Poems is one of my favorite poetry books and of course, I love Mary Oliver’s work. “Puckered sleeve”, “like a pale moon” and “in their silky shoes” are all underlined in the book.

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