Something Wonderful

I was lucky enough to discover this lovely poem when a member of my Poetry Study Group brought it in. I hope you’ll read it aloud — it’s luscious!

From Blossoms
Li-Young Lee

From blossoms comes
this brown paper bag of peaches
we bought from the boy
at the bend in the road where we turned toward
signs painted Peaches.

From laden boughs, from hands,
from sweet fellowship in the bins,
comes nectar at the roadside, succulent
peaches we devour, dusty skin and all,
comes the familiar dust of summer, dust we eat.

O, to take what we love inside,
to carry within us an orchard, to eat
not only the skin, but the shade,
not only the sugar, but the days, to hold
the fruit in our hands, adore it, then bite into
the round jubilance of peach.

There are days we live
as if death were nowhere
in the background; from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.

“…the round jubilance of peach” — perfect, isn’t it? Write on!

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About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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2 Responses to Something Wonderful

  1. Janis Quinn says:

    I feel like sucking on one right now – excuse me must go to the farm

  2. Hi Janis,

    I know — I felt the same way when I read this poem. It conjures up the peachiness of
    a peach!

    Write on,
    Karin

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