National Poetry Month 12/30: Sunday Redux Cucumber Ends

This National Poetry Month(NPM), I am writing and sharing original poems about food, family and feasts. Sundays will be a day to reshare a poem from the past. A list of links to previous poems is HERE.

Since 2018, I have participated in the Two Sylvias Press poetry prompts for NPM. Two years ago I wrote a poem about my grandmother’s superstition with cucumbers.

Cucumber Ends

sliced a cucumber
making a
motion with the end. Getting
the poison out

when I slice
garden cucumbers
my hand guides
the end piece
in circles. What a cure for
superstitious lives.

©jone rush macculloch, 2018

2020 Progressive Poem Update:

Sunday seems like a good day to peek in on how the 2020 Progressive Poem is unfolding.

Linda Mitchell at A Word Edgewise has today’s lines.

2020Progressive Poem

1 Donna Smith at Mainely Write

2 Irene Latham at Live Your Poem

3 Jone MacCulloch, deowriter

4 Liz Steinglass 

5 Buffy Silverman

6 Kay McGriff at

7 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core 

8 Tara Smith at Going to Walden

9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link

10 Matt Forrest Esenwine at Radio, Rhythm, and Rhyme

11 Janet Fagel, hosted at Reflections on the Teche

12 Linda Mitchell at A Word Edgewise

13 Kat Apel at Kat Whiskers

14 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche

15 Leigh Anne Eck at A Day in the Life

16 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance

17 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe

18 Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Reading

19 Tabatha at Opposite of Indifference

20 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities 

21 Janice Scully at Salt City Verse

22 Julieanne Harmatz at To Read, To Write, To Be

23 Ruth,

24 Christie Wyman at Wondering and Wandering

25 Amy at The Poem Farm

26 Dani Burtsfield at Doing the Work That Matters

27 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge

28 Jessica Big at TBD      

29 Fran Haley at lit bits and pieces

30 Michelle Kogan

Irene Latham who began this poem project back in 2012, has handed it over to Margaret Simon to organize.  I am so grateful to both Irene and Margaret for this wonderful April collaboration to kick of National Poetry Month.

Each day in April a different poet will add a line to this poem begun here today.  No one knows where it will go or how it will get there, but it always gets there beautifully!

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1 Response to National Poetry Month 12/30: Sunday Redux Cucumber Ends

  1. Kay Mcgriff says:

    My family passed down a lot of those superstitions, but I had not heard of this one with cucumbers.

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