The Unearthed Carrot

We are starting a weekly series of poems with colourful illustrations by resident poet/artist S. Rasa Rasika featuring vegetables.
We kick off the series with the universally popular carrot eaten raw, cooked or as juice.

An orange tuber

Seeks solace below

Its soft bushy top

Looks for an opportune

Moment to become noticed

And picked up, celebrated

A green front for the submerged

Dirt of a nodule

Covered in earth and worms

The carrot top is crushed

Uprooted, outshined

By the ugliness below

Polished now to perfection

The soundless foundation

Shines in its orange coat

Takes off its hat and bows

To a nonplussed crowd

Poem and drawing S. Rasa Rasika

Sittam Param

Writer, poet, dramatist and former journalist. I have passion for art in all its forms hence my involvement in this portal.

One thought on “The Unearthed Carrot

  • February 17, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    An excellent descriptive creativity !


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