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.

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16 comments:

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?

FrankandMary said...

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

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.
Lovely.

SarahA 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!