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FRUGIFEROUS

         
Sleepless in sweatpants and t-shirt
You peaceful beside me
in your cupped hand a poem
A tribute to a single ripe persimmon

No such fruit remembered
from the spirals of our past
to be relegated now
to the realm of poetry

You fed me plump strawberries
        not persimmons
when we never wore
sweatpants in bed

Now I recall the passion
of our early poems
when our bodies loved one another
On our lips the sticky juice

I hear exotic sensual tones in your voice
Aged bodies     wrinkles left in the dark
scattered amid seeds and lost bites of persimmon
Plucking from time's grasp     a nourishing repast

A sonnet for a piece of fruit     
One significant poem melding yesterday    
tomorrow    into any and every day
Mellow orange faded from the red of the past
The first flush of strawberry passion still in our veins

You dreamed of feeding me a persimmon
while I lay sleepless at midnight





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  1. Date: 9/12/2014 10:12:00 PM

    This absolutely blows me away! If only I could write one like this.... I am giving this a super 7 rating and happily adding this gem to my fav list too. Thanks..
  1. Date: 9/11/2014 7:07:00 AM

    This is beautiful. God bless you with love and prayers ~ Gina
  1. Date: 9/10/2014 3:20:00 AM

    Absolutely stunning and elegant write my friend...You poetry is growing by leaps and bounds... Going directly to my fav poems list and you are going to my fav poet list too which I can't BELIEVE I haven't done already...
  1. Date: 9/9/2014 3:46:00 PM

    Hi, again, sweet poet, and thanks for keeping up on my poetry. How is life going for you this fall?
  1. Date: 9/8/2014 6:51:00 AM

    What a delicious write, Monterey! Love this gorgeous piece of art!!
  1. Date: 9/7/2014 8:46:00 PM

    Strawberries and blueberies, a fine juice of memories in present passion Monterey. Your veins have good desire. Xool poem, excellent vocab. Monterey...J.A.B.
  1. Date: 9/7/2014 10:22:00 AM

    Oh, what a blessing to have found you on the internet. This as fruitya as a Rumi, a sufi whim. You are special. and thanks for reading my old man stuff. Love, daver
  1. Date: 9/6/2014 9:14:00 AM

    It is past midnight in Sydney. I am going to have such beautiful delicious dreams after reading this wonderful poem. Fantastic write. Thank you for visiting my poems. I have been writing put not posting because it is not fair to have people visit when I could not have the time to reciprocate.
  1. Date: 9/5/2014 8:58:00 PM

    by the way, I went to see what the title meant just now. That was a new word for me. The perfect title for a symbolic poem like this is.
  1. Date: 9/5/2014 8:56:00 PM

    wow, how you can write. Keep it up, dear, because this keeps proving to me how you are SO good!!! Sorry I am still not progressing on the story you gave me. I am so busy with my job these days.But I promise you one of these days I will finish that fantastic story ! I marvel at the brilliance of your quill.
  1. Date: 9/5/2014 11:59:00 AM

    how languid,monterey... I was captivated by every line... huggs
  1. Date: 9/5/2014 11:23:00 AM

    This is lovely Monterey, wow sure gets the emotions going,,,,,,thanks for the comment on my tea bag,,,,i remember that little nursery rhyme had a chuckle also...
  1. Date: 9/5/2014 9:13:00 AM

    I will resist sweat pants as long as humanly possible. I wonder if I can use an iron to get rid of these pesky wrinkles *lol*. I enjoyed your poem Monterey. Thanks for all the visits this morning. Hugs Rick
  1. Date: 9/3/2014 7:06:00 AM

    The imagery is strong in this work, I enjoyed reading. Well done. Thank you for your comments on my efforts.
  1. Date: 9/1/2014 7:59:00 AM

    I enjoyed reading all about your persimmon night. a great read thank you.
  1. Date: 9/1/2014 6:58:00 AM

    - Old love does not rust - you love him with or without sweatpants ... as the dew loves the flowers - so the birds love the sunshine - like ripples love the breeze - Enjoy reading, Monterey - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

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