Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pomegranate

Flickr Creative Commons Photo by Minneapolis Moose

POMEGRANATE

I was so very ready 
to leave it all behind.

A red-rinded pomegranate waits 
on the kitchen counter:

insurance that I will
return.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2013



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13 comments:

  1. Oooh, what a scrumptious poem, Mary Lee! Enjoy your time away from the 5000 things.

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  2. Mary Lee, I love your subtle hint of the Demeter & Persephone myth.

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    1. I was thinking the same thing, but couldn't remember the exact myth. I also just love the way the word pomegranate sounds.

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  3. I was thinking the same thing as Laura...as well as the legend of Orion's wife. (Some early Christians believed it was the 'forbidden fruit,' as well...so the pomegranate has quite a storied past!)

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  4. Beautiful photo to go with beautiful verses. I love how the word "insurance" was used in this poem. Thanks for sharing! =)

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  5. Lovely! Hope the going and doing are just as good as the returning. :)

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  6. I enjoy how you say so much with so few words. Thank you for this delight.

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  7. Pomegranate, insurance....who would think you could use both of those words so well in the same poem?

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  8. That's quite a photo! And the poem reminds me a little of Marie Ponsot - much said, few words. Thanks, Mary Lee.

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  9. Safe travels and a juicy return.

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  10. I love that pomegranate sitting on the counter. Waiting.

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  11. I hope you are having a great time and enjoy your pomegranate when you return!

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  12. Dear Franki and Mary Lee,
    I though that you might be interested in one of our upcoming exhibits here at the UPCOUNTRY HISTORY MUSEUM. We will be hosting a JAN BRETT exhibit from February 8th thru April 27th and offering education programs for K5-2nd grades. Are you a fan of her work?
    kathy@upcountryhistory.org
    864-467-3100 x104

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