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


“From blossoms”

From blossoms comes
this brown paper bag of peaches
we bought from the joy
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.

β€”Li-Young Lee


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Excellent and lovely peaches to eat in this climate and what a marvelous poem by Lee. Loved the beautiful way the poem flowed.

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    1. Oh yes dear friend! I have been craving those sweet juicy peaches!!! Pure sweet joy! πŸ™‚ ❀


      1. Wow awesome and we too had lovely peaches in this season β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•

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        1. Enjoy dear Kamal! Bon appetit! πŸ™‚ ❀


          1. You too have a wonderful Sunday 😊😊😊😊😊

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  2. LindaP says:

    Wonderful enticing poem! Love and blessings Amira! Linda.

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    1. Yes, it makes you crave those juicy peaches! We have been driving to a farm where they have happy chickens running free in the grass and sunshine, so we picked up fresh and sweet strawberries, now they are finished so they have large boxes of sweet giant blueberries… This summer we are really enjoying eating seasonal fruits πŸ™‚ So good! Much love and blessings back! ❀


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