Peeling Potatoes

Posted: March 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Welcome to the 25th Play it Again, Toads! Mary’s Mixed Bag:  Poetry of the Ordinary

Peeling potatoes for potato salad,
putting eggs on to boil.
(I think of dye and baskets,
jelly beans and, but, no that
belongs to the past.)
Tomorrow is Easter. I’ll fix a ham
(and remember Jesus was Jewish)
and potato salad, green beans and rolls.
I can’t help thinking we sure
pick strange ways to honor our Lord.

  1. Kerry O'Connor says:

    This was a great way to turn the prosaic into poetry.

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  2. ManicDdaily says:

    Ha–so very clever. Thanks. k.

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  3. Candy says:

    Hmmmm ….. this gives me much to ponder

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  4. Filled with irony. Yes, ham at Easter always struck me sideways, too! And those everyday tasks… that must be done, even on a holiday. That image made me giggle, too. Thanks, Debi. Remember that I have a Jewish daughter – I will send her your link. She will like this. Amy


  5. Brendan says:

    Sometimes the magical overwhelms the ordinary, and sometimes the ordinary lifts a leaf on the magical on its passing — all the simple concrete details here make the Easter mystery all the stranger.

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  6. Mama Zen says:

    Ha! We do, don’t we?


  7. Jim says:

    Church is a little strange anymore also. People wear shorts and T’s, read scripture from their iPad, and stage is full of guitars and violas/fiddles. Organ is only on the keyboard if selected. Been missing you for a bit, Debi, hope you’re okay.


  8. slaughtering a lamb is another way! loved your charming and concise Easter poem

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  9. Bekkie says:

    I used a vintage postcard for my poem too. I did a Google search and looked at a lot of them. Made me miss the old Easters. You made me hungry.

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  10. Such a clever statement of truth!

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  11. Yes. But traditions are nice either way. I also like the reference to the traditions you no longer practice … I will miss the days when my children no longer have baskets and color eggs…

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