Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Contender in the market

                                                                                           Attribution: : 熱海
Image: Square shaped Melons (here)

Thirst quencher juicy
and succulent offering
Summer's day special

Fruit for all seasons
Not short of novelty now
even square in shape

Distant drums last heard
melon of medicinal value
is the ultimate

For Chev's CARPE DIEM #510  -  Buson's fruitless blossoms

12 comments:

  1. the odd shaped fruit is a bit odd...ha...i have seen watermelons like that too....do love a juicy melon in the summer

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  2. Good source of watery fruit. Had seen such melons a few days back on national geographic channel. farmers put the fruits from the begging stages in a glass container shaped as a cube.

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    1. You got it right Vandana! Thanks.

      Hank

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    1. Lisa Ma'am,
      The fruit is allowed to mature in a cube shaped container to retain such a shape. Otherwise if allowed to progress naturally the fruit will be round as other melons

      Hank

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    2. Easy for shipping too, and they won't roll???

      I have yet to see one though. Interesting about the drum... as people thump melons to see if they are ripe. Nice play with words there.

      Thanks for your visit. ~Jules

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  4. Makes you wonder what strange medicine and science created that square melon. Although I just read above about the cube container.

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  5. The melons in the photo look like they were bred especially to fit into boxes!

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  6. A perfect square, some with ocd would jump up and cheer those haha

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  7. Good juicy fruit just right for the hot weather.
    Back again like the bad penny.
    Hope all is well with you.

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  8. Wonderfully written Hank I never had seen a squared melon ...

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