“Fruit For Thought…”

Pear Photo by

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•Sarah P•



“Some say
it was a pear
Eve ate.
Why else the shape
of the womb,
or of the cello
Whose single song is grief
for the parent tree?
Why else the fruit itself
tawny and sweet
which your lover
over breakfast
lets go your pear-
shaped breast
to reach for?”

– Linda Pastan


  1. lkthayer · October 8, 2010

    Sarah, I adore this pear foto!! It’s so juicy!! Fantastic capture, thanks for sharing it with The Juice Bar…see you on the streams! Lisa 🙂

  2. Alexis Rhone Fancher · October 8, 2010

    Ooo! I do like this poem! I like the ungrammatical placement of the words, the perfect visual, the deep sensuality of it. “…which your lover over breakfast lets go your pear-shaped breast to reach for.” Delicious!

  3. Lordy · October 9, 2010

    Cor blimey…………. Just like the pear…I loved them both

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