Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Survey Course On Common Fruits

Plums are the preferred fruit of judges;

Lemons denote clergy's hauteur.

Cranberries are consistent with gradual losses,

While limes are for lovers who conceal their hearts.

Guavas are for girls in white summer dresses--

Their sisters insist on strawberries with cream.

Black cherries are grim predictors of disaster--

Papayas are for music, and the language arts.

Never turn your back on the tiny kiwi--

The industrious gather apples with serious mien;

Lovers give oranges to their faithless darlings,

Who tear them, section by section, apart.



Riot Kitty said...

Who knew oranges could be violent!

Shadow said...

how tasty is this!

Fireblossom said...

They're not, RK. It is the faithless lovers who break the oranges apart.

G-Man said...

No Kumquats?

Anonymous said...

I sometimes put lime slices & a splash of cranberry in my vodka. Hmm, wonder what that means. Tastes great.

Dulce said...

Yes . Where is that half orange of mine? I keep searching for it.
Should eat more fruit now that you mention them so beautifully here. Good endings you have too! ;)

Ekanthapadhikan said...

You never seem to bore me. I say it again - Brilliant! The simplicity of your expression adds to the beauty of your lines.

PST - If I had written this I'd have had the last line as -

"Lovers give oranges to their faithless darlings,

Who peel the skin off their hearts apart"

What do you think?

Daryl said...

Seriously never ever trust a kiwi

Mama Zen said...

I really, really like this one. I love "cranberries are consistent with gradual losses." That just seems so true to me!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Ahh, a day at the farmer's market.

Anonymous said...

Oh very clever write, you. I am loving your words and what you have done with them.I smile.

Jannie Funster said...

I agree on the black cherries.

Strawberries and cream for me please.

Which reminds me -- there's still some cream pie in the fridge, hee, hee. Chocolate.

Fireblossom said...

Thanks so much, everyone who commented! :-)

FrankandMary, good to see you here. I hope I've managed to be a bad influence. ;-)

I'm telling ya, Daryl, they're cunning.

MZ, I thought they fit, since they come from a cranberry bog. Also, there is the excruciating family holiday bash connection.

What do I think, Ekanthapadhiken? I think your comments are lovely and I like receiving them. Poetic advice, not so much.

Dulce, those half-orange clocks, they are always running off, no doubt about it! ;-)

Scarlet said...

I'm craving a guava shake...and someone on my blog recommended a banana as an aphrodisiac. Hmmm. I think I'll still to the guava!

Pouty Lips said...

I'm not surprised; true to form I divert from the others.

To me this not really about fruit at all. It's about life's disappointments. People still surprise the hell out of me.

T said...

Love this! Only you can write a poem about fruits and make it beautiful and fun to read!