Friday, February 02, 2007
From today's Poetry Daily.
Description of a Pear on a Pewter Dish
But pears prove to be impossible to describe.
See the blue there shadowed
beneath the yellow’s gloss.
That blue is the sky
within the cutis of the pear.
At night this sky grows dark
and unfolds a crust of distant stars.
It is these pale fires within its skin
that give the pear its taste of heaven.
Beloit Poetry Journal