Onion by Leela Soma – vegetable inspired poetry

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A perfect bulb of crystalline beauty

growing in the darkness of the earth

petal by petal, gentle stalks of

green showing up in the sun, a promise

of a taste to enhance cuisines around

the world.

A humble root vegetable

makes us tear up with no hurt,

reveals no core, layer upon layer peeled

like shedding skins of our lives.

Leela Soma, May 2019

(An attempt after reading Neruda’s ‘Ode to the Onion’)

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