Every pepper is not like every other pepper,
All peppers were not created equal.
There is a scale for intensity of heat,
or we can always arrange them by color,
which is not the same thing.
All peppers grow where a flower used to be.
That might be enough similarity.
A dVerse Poets Pub prompt based on a photo of an arrangement of peppers by Emily Blincoe.
28 thoughts on “Every Other Pepper”
This line is just awesome:
“All peppers grow where a flower used to be.”
Perhaps a good metaphor for life…sweet and spicy go together, for sure. 😉
Thanks so much, De. Maybe I should embroider that line on a pillow. 😉
I love that you chose the peppers and I especially enjoyed that line:
‘All peppers grow where a flower used to be’..
Thank you, Kim!
Peter Piper new wat to do with peppers; spicy ones are a boon to my appetite, but the family of green/red/yellow sweet peppers gives me indigestion.
🙂 I can deal with the red ones but don’t much care for the green or yellow.
I do like your poem! And it is true. We can arrange them by color but the Scovil scale would be the best way to arrange them. I love using peppers to cook with or to pickle. I am soooo pleased you did not choose the eggs!
Thanks, Toni (right?). The eggs were very pretty, but I went in a different direction. I wonder if anyone chose the toothbrushes?
I don’t think anyone did choose the toothbrushes. I just let the general organization of the pictured arrangements lead me to mise en place. And yes! Toni is right! Thank you.
Different peppers, different scale of intensity ~ Looks like you are a cook too to know this by experience, smiles ~ Thanks for joining us Marilyn ~
‘All peppers grow where a flower used to be’
I adore this line 💖 such fiery depth in your verse Marilyn 😀
Thank you so much, Sanaa!
So much meaning that might be hidden under… The colors and the heat, I do love the red and yellow ones… And once they all were bloom, much like ourselves.
That final couplet is so lovely. It reminds me of Robert Frost – simplicity and depth.
That’s a flattering comparison, to be sure. Thanks, Sarah!
….I like the habaneras!
So simple, all about peppers, and yet each line could also be said about people.
Thanks so much, Annell!
Hear here: (I like the line that reads:) All peppers were not created equal.
I almost chose the peppers but so glad you did! This is a perfect metaphor for life and humanity.
Thanks so much, Mish!
i love those those last two lines.
it’s a simple truth, but it reads very well. 🙂
Thank you, Stacie! Will visit you now (belatedly).
Oh, the beauty and flavor in diversity!
Thank you, Lynn!