Tomaten im Web

Tomaten im Garten

Krankheiten & Schädlinge
Mein eigener Tomatenanbau
Weitere Tomatensorten
Tomaten im Schulgarten
Bestelladressen für Saatgut
Treulose Tomate
Ode an die Tomate

Alles Tomate

© by Claudia Schmidt

Tomaten haben nicht nur Einzug in unsere Redewendungen gefunden, sie inspirierten schon so manchen beim Schreiben eines Gedichtes:


The street filled with tomatoes,
midday, summer, light is halved
like a tomato,
its juice runs through the streets.
In December, unabated,
the tomato invades the kitchen,
it enters at lunchtime,
takes its ease on countertops,
among glasses, butter dishes,
blue saltcellars.
It sheds its own light,
benign majesty.
Unfortunately, we must murder it:
the knife sinks into living flesh,
red viscera a cool sun,
profound, inexhaustible,
populates the salads of Chile,
happily, it is wed
to the clear onion,
and to celebrate the union
we pour oil,
essential child of the olive,
onto its halved hemispheres,
pepper adds its fragrance,
salt, its magnetism;
it is the wedding of the day,
parsley hoists its flag,
potatoes bubble vigorously,
the aroma of the roast
knocks at the door,
it's time! come on!
and, on the table, at the midpoint
of summer, the tomato,
star of earth,
recurrent and fertile star,
displays its convolutions,
its canals, its remarkable amplitude
and abundance,
no pit,
no husk,
no leaves or thorns,
the tomato offers its gift
of fiery color and cool completeness.

by Pablo Neruda (ex.: Joanne Weir, You say tomato)