Friday, February 08, 2008















TO A ZUCCHINI

The Rev. Dana Prom Smith, S.T.D., Ph.D. (2/8/08)

Sadly, some deny zucchini a fair

Time to shine in gastronomy’s domain.

They disdain such facile veggies as fare

For the crude when they’re suited for champagne.

Sautéed in olive oil, oregano,

A touch of salt, they’re a palate’s delight,

For frittatas a cuisine apropos.

So productive are they, they’re deemed a blight

By some, cheap by others, though they’re held dear

By those favored with discernment and taste.

Sautéed, fried breaded, they’re without a peer.

Even baked in bread zucchini is graced.

Friend, come not asking for my tomatoes

While at my zucchini you flare your nose.

Copyright © Dana Prom Smith

1 comment:

JJ said...

Brilliant as always, Rev. D. Thanks for radiating that. Judy