Phillip Muldoon


(listen to the poem, read by Diane R. Wiener)

A tray of lettuce to plant
salads for the summer evenings

tomatoes and cucumber
already in flower, brings it

to me on dirty knees
as I pop a lettuce into a hole

it’s like a bee to a bloom
it finds me here

in the soil under my fingernails
silver beet I’ll pick for tea.

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About the Author

Phil is a poet who lives in Wodonga in the state of Victoria, Australia, who writes in the style of free verse and prose poetry.