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Today the Pomegranates Split–Day seven OctPoWriMo: October 7, 2017. #OctPoWriMo

October 7, 2017

Today the Pomegranates Split

Today the pomegranates split
Not all of them
but the first to offer sweet wine pearls
their taste deepened by dirt from my hand

Today the apples lay red beneath the tree
Not all of them
but a few still firm to my fingers, crunched
and filled my mouth with memories

Did the wind blow last night?
When did the peaches on the tiny tree
decide to fall?
They held tight just yesterday
when I chanced a gentle pinch

Now, warm fruit against my lips
the peaches, too, fill me with longing
for the gentle sun that soon will leave
and the autumn that has already arrived


  1. Barbara, I love this poem with its sure signs of autumn.I liked the repetition of the first two lines of stanzas 1 and 2. A favorite line: “but the first to offer sweet wine pearls” Thank you. xoA

  2. Lovely imagery.

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