Select a poem:
Sun Shining Through A Cabbage Leaf

I have maxims:
“One zucchini is enough
   for any garden.”

“Plant for beauty first.”

Nasturtiums climbing the corner
   alongside lemon cucumbers,
   the bright purple veins of
   red kale -
the vegetable peas with their
   white flowers
showing where to look.

“Plant winter cabbage.”

Next summer is when it
   reveals what it is really
   going to do.

It holds tiny pockets of crystal water
on its leaves.
Afternoon light through the wide leaves
reveals the pattern of veins,
   a high and perfect geometry.

One form links with another,
   the form
   varied but kept,
making a thing of wonder.

As the pattern repeats,
   the form and wonder

The great palaces of the world
have got their message here:

The tiled floors,
the lace of stone windows,
the song confessing mystery.

All started here:

The leafy cabbage.
A dish singing in the light.