Citrus Fiesta

Citrus Fiesta

Citrus Fiesta

Let the citrus fiesta begin!

To begin my citrus extravaganza I am posting a poem I wrote and picture I drew from 2010 ๐Ÿ™‚


for the love of a lemon tree

in her house

tipota grew a lemon tree
from seed that begged plant me

the tree grew
and grew
and grew
with love
to a sumptuous lemonesque grandeur

to pot to pot to pot a
las none were big enough
for the lemonโ€™s great ambitions
and spaces between the tree shrank
until tipota could hardly move

but she minded not
for she loved that lemon tree.


Iโ€™ve written this poem and drawn the picture just for a bit of fun. Tipota is a very creative lady with a blog called spaces between trees

She is a musician, artist, poet and all round genius as far as Iโ€™m concerned. Tipota commented recently on my poem Twisted Lemon. Here is her comment:

โ€˜i grew a lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet ha ha, i grew it from a seed that popped out of a sliced lemon โ€“ begging to be planted, it already had a thin green sprout. it grew into a tree, in successively larger pots until there werenโ€™t any more bigger that i could find. i had it for fifteen years and it had wonderful blossoms and the last few seasons it made a handful or two of lemons, tiny ones. alas, it died a few years ago for the very reasons you describe, there was no pot big enough to handle it and it couldnโ€™t go outside. it was huge and took up all the window space in the living room and got so wide i had to move the furniture to make more room for it, i still miss itโ€™


Note: There is still time for people to send me stuff (pictures would be good ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

17 thoughts on “Citrus Fiesta

  1. Love the sumptuous lemonesque grandeur as much as I love Tipota’s comment. She really is one of the best commenters out there. I am really looking forward to a lemon-scented week!

  2. Great story, poem, imagery. I used to plant all my citrus seeds but they were only small plants. I visited a friend in Florida who had kumquat tree in her back yard we would just eat off of. It seemed very exotic.

    1. Thanks squirrel. I have a tiny kumquat tree that should be in a more sunny position – it is a bit stunted I think – but it does have some tiny fruits at the moment (some people make kumquat jam because the fruit is a bit tart).

  3. hahaha – it’s like the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

    “sumptuous lemonesque grandeur” is like sherbet in the mouth ๐Ÿ˜€

    I love this drawing of yours – the expression on the cushion’s face is very funny – it’s saying “Don’t expect a squeeze from me!”

    1. hahaha – it is a bit “little shop of horrors’ bluebee. I couldn’t find the original jpg for the drawing, so apologize that it is a little hard to see (searched everywhere – pftt).

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