It’s time for another Friday Poetry Jam!
K.B. Wagers is kicking us off with her fabulous poem, “Pomegranate Winter”, so we’re giving this week a juicy spin. Join us in the comment stream and share your original poem (or poems) about fruit, or tell us about your favorite fruity odes by other poets. If they’re in the public domain, we’d love to read them here. If not, many poems are available on authorized links, so feel free to share the web addresses instead.
by Jennifer Ensley (©kbwagers16Dec2005)
Sticky sweet, not so much
bitter seeds taste like unjust laws
4 seeds? 10?
How long do you wish to spend the winter?
cold hands run warm skin through
and my back is bent like an old woman’s
jewels in leather coats
squeeze gently else you are stained for life
and all my licking would not get
you clean again
this cold is bitter
without you by my side
and it will be long winter years
until I see you again.