Basketful of Ramps

Early spring means wild onions, ramps, popping up in the woods. What to make with ramps? Sauces, pesto, salad dressing, salads, and ramp butter. They taste like garlic with a bit of sweet onion. Enjoy the poem and some ramps if they grow in your region. Remember to harvest only the leaves and only one leaf in a clump of 2-3 leaves.

11 Basketful of Ramps
Basketful of Ramps

Spring forest
Trees puckered and pushing hard to birth new leaves.
Sword-like Ramps lead the relay
piercing leaf leather into verdant fans.
First fresh tonic
First green
alongside delicate Hepatica flowers.
As you fill with garlic-sweet forage
feel your winter-blood
become viridescent
alive
thinning in the uninterrupted sunshine.
A basketful of ramps
to become part of spring radiance.

About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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  1. Pingback: Hepatica Wild Flower | CreatetheDawn

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