After the fun of our FruitShare Haiku Contest, we decided to try a new, re-vamped version, which will be called Ode to Fruit: A FruitShare Poem Contest. And while April – also known as National Poetry Month – is coming to a close, there are still plenty of reasons why writing an Ode to Fruit is a good idea. For starters, May has been designated as the month to promote awareness for many things; some of these include Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Family Wellness Month, Creative Beginnings Month, Gifts from the Garden Month, and National Strawberry Month. Plus, the prize for the winner is a free FruitShare t-shirt.
This time around, we’re changing up the rules a little. Instead of requiring a haiku, you are free to write any kind of poem, as long as it is 10 lines or under. Choose your favorite fruit or two from our Currently Shipping tab, and start writing. Submit your completed poem as a comment to this post, or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org to be posted. Even if you haven’t tried FruitShare’s fruit before, we still want you to submit a poem – and then visit our website and think about having a box of fresh organic fruit delivered right to you!
Need inspiration? Check out Diane Lockwood’s poem, “Organic Fruit,” which details her love of the avocado. Granted, this particular poem is longer than the ones we will be accepting, but it still is a nice way to get your creative gears grinding.