Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pears


For Haiku Heights:  Paradox

three golden pears
unwashed, untouched, unpared dessert;    
she wanted apples 


For Real Toads:   Sevenling (Pears)


in the fading light, he clings to her image:   
autumn leaves falling on hair, 
ripe pear cheeks and laughing eyes  

in the kitchen, she slices the fruits, 
soaking them with spiced red wine and sugar 
concoction, and drizzling cinnamon dust 

beside the homecoming dish, she waits for the call     



Posted for Haiku Heights and Real Toads ~  Thanks for the visit ~  

37 comments:

  1. Wow ... a good treat of apples and pears !!!

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  2. Oh, nice. The last line really captured my imagination, Grace. And did the call ever come, I wonder...

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    1. The form calls for a bit of a mystery,hence the ending line ~ Thanks Patti ~

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  3. Close your eyes and imagine when reality disappoints. Joy may follow.

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  4. Great paradox apples instead of pears. Nicely done.

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  5. Both of these are lovely, Heaven. I couldn't pick between them, but the sevenling especially seems to say a lot to me, about how hard and also how wistful separation can be.

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    1. You got it Hedge, separation is difficult specially if you don't know if you will be reunited ~

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  6. That is a triumph: so much and yet not enough for our curiosity, in so few lines. The perfect balance I would have thought.

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  7. Beautiful haiku...love the sevenling...she prepares dessert not knowing if the call will come in time to serve it.

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  8. love pears and love haiku and lovr Grace when you make haikus about food :)

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    1. I have been using food pictures for my haiku ~

      Here is the link for this recipe:

      http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/2282/spiced+red+wine+poached+pears

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  9. Your pears/apple haiku communicates sadness and frustration, and maybe resignation too, to me - a very good one!

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  10. foodie haiku - cool idea.....guess she'll have to settle for pears or nothing for dessert....

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  11. Grace, you have treated us to the fruits of good poetry here!

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  12. nice...really cool sevenling...makes me think of soldiers or someone that is at risk...grew up with a pear tree in the back yard...have eaten a many...

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  13. Love your sevenlings, especially the paradox.

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  14. Well if the pears are golden I want them at my zoo, then I can trade them for cash, I'll even share with you haha

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  15. This is life - when we have pears, we want apples instead! I enjoy reading your sevenling too.

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  16. The haiku made me laugh out loud! Love it!

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  17. Your paradox sounds like life with a three year old to me!! Well done, Grace

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  18. Love them both, so well done. If I were to pick a favourite it would be your haiku. I always enjoy the work that you share with us.

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  19. What a contrast in poems! The first one made me laugh, the second one is poignant with longing and waiting...

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  20. Really beautiful, Grace. The first one says, to me, how shameful we must feel when everything lovely is within our reach and instead of appreciating, we wait for more. Sevenling looks like an interesting form, yours is vivid and full-flavored. I love the leaves and the cinnamon and dust, I hope that he calls.

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  21. It is a mystery, is he or is he not going to call? Lovely

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  22. One sharply cutting and the other heart-wrenching! Beautiful!

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  23. The last line of the sevenling quite wrenches the heart, and leaves me wondering if her lover will return, or has the love expressed in the first stanza faded?

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  24. Of course she did
    That's how it works
    Nice offering, grace
    ~rick

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  25. Powerful imagery created in so few, Grace, also the fact that you nearly created a story line in this sevenling is amazing. Nicely written!

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  26. Great haiku, and lush sevenling! I think they both are artfully done.

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  27. These are both nice. I love the irony in the haiku.

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  28. Loving the paradox haiku. So ironic! Fantastic

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  29. Apples are so not pears... Humans love contrasts.

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  30. Paradox! If I were a pear, I would be sad.
    Sevenling! Gosh, a little bit of her in the sweet homecoming dish--I hope the wait is short--though indeed she should be enough. (Should "it" be "them"?)

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