Monday, October 22, 2007

~ode to the pomegranate~

One of many things I love this time of year,
pomegranates magically appear

Leathery thick skinned, red
Cut into it - looks like it bled!
Hands dyed with the bleeding juice,
juice of love that can seduce

Break it open. Walled clustered nuggets tumble out,
fall onto the counter rolling about
Luscious intoxicating ruby gems
that so inspired me to write this hymn

A mouthful of exploding fruity marbles
hide tiny bitter seeds that draw the jowls
Worth the addictive nectar that stains my lips,
the scarlet liquid that from my mouth drips

Would that I could grow the tree
that bears this fruit that so pleases me


The pomeganates are in the stores and I'm getting my share! I love them!

Sandi at Whistlestop Cafe is hosting "Centerpiece of the Month" (COTM) this month. If you have a centerpiece you would like to share, send her your photo and the name of your site before October 29.


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

They are a beautiful fruit!

Amy said...

You know something I've never tried those, what do they taste like?

LBP said...

What a beautiful centerpiece! I have never had a pomegranate, they look so exotic!



Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Deborah~ I have posted our round-up. Your pomegranates are center stage.
Send a centerpiece for November whenever you get a round to it!