Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Description of a Pear on a Pewter Dish

But pears prove to be impossible to describe. —Czeslaw Milosz

See the blue there shadowed
beneath the yellow's gloss.
That blue is the sky
within the cut
is 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.

~ Young Smith

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