I like your choice of verb -- gauge -- which makes the poem effective.Chen-ou
I'm glad you like it, Chen-ou. :o)~Kay
You have made me see gourds in a new way. They do often look "pregnant" with the fruit of the "ninth month"! Well done.
It's funny how often I think of pregnancy, now that I'm done with it, when during pregnancy, I begged to be done! :o) There is something magical about it, I guess.So glad you liked the image.~Kay