To say that eating an artichoke
resembles an episode
of passionate love-making
is stretching words a little.

Read Artichokes

I can remember
a Christmas in the Drakensberg
whose grey seraphic crags
lifted the riddle of serenity
and placed it high above
the sprawl of human habitation below.

Read Granadilla

A cluster of them, as bald and chubby
as statues of Buddha, as white as clouds,

their under-rings pink and delicate
as the gills of a fish, having nudged

Read Mushrooms