Squash was planted by the Iroquois
Under corn stalks with the climbing beans.
Protecting the soil from weeds, the leaves
Even shaded earth worms. Illinois
Researchers much later found the genes
Sweeter than the rest to make the corn,
White or yellow, taste best from the store.
Even though corn from the garden has
Enough health inside to cure most ills,
There are some who still will go buy more.
Corn that’s grown to be so super sweet
Offers all a treat to taste and eat:
Rush the husks from stalk to table–feast!
Never argue: roast OR boil is best!
– Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL August 27, 2013