Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ode to a Bitter Melon

I empathize, my odious one

You put such terror on the tongue

If I were as acrid as you

I would be bitter too


  1. How apt! Bitter melon is used for weaning in some cultures. Women rub the juice on their nipples to discourage the little ones form nursing. I learned this when I lived in the South Pacific.

  2. Wow, that is fascinating! Did not know that. Thanks for sharing!