Plum

By Elizabeth Burns
ISBN 978-0-9935103-2-8
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Meticulously observed and celebrated in precise and lyrical language, this is an extended meditation on a single tree across all its seasons. Completed at the end of 2014, this long poem is presented here as Elizabeth had planned it.


 

how much they want the sun
to turn their green skins
yellow, pink, purple

how their riper colours
come in a rush, a rash, a blush
of mottling pink

the first taste –
sweet yellow flesh
around the stone


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