SUMMER POEMS: “From blossoms” by Li-Young Lee


“From blossoms”


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.

by Li-Young Lee



US (1957 – ) Timeline
Original Language English

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Simply marvelous poem by Li, Amira and I could feel these peaches in my hands and mouth. Lovely poetic words.😊😊😊😊😊😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yes, me too!!! I love peaches!!! ❤


      1. Great to hear that, Amira 🙏🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Saania2806 says:

    So lonely use of words! 💕


  3. Saania2806 says:

    Oops, I meant lovely 🙈💞

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you dear Saania!!! ❤


  4. LindaP says:

    Wonderfully descriptive!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Linda! ❤ ❤ ❤


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