Saturday, September 30, 2017

Symmetry

Symmetry

The fruit,
bruised on one side,
was then dropped
on the other.
I cut the original 
damage away,
and it was flat
on one side,
but just before 
it perished
you removed the other.
This continues
until
it is consumed,
but the seeds remain.

-Robert L. Jackson III


26 comments:

  1. I know this has dual meanings and I am smiling at your craft. Great write!

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  2. The poetry of eating an apple!

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    1. Apples are delicious and full of nutrition! Thanks!

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  3. And there are still a few bites left! This made me smile, Rob.

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  4. And the seed is fruitation to come... love that.

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  5. ...and the future is in the seeds. A thoughtful and insightful write.

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  6. And it is the seeds that will bring about rebirth - life will continue.

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  7. I heard we are suppose to eat the whole damn thing :-o
    ZQ

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  8. And even after consuming those seeds bring more fruit to begin the symmetry again....lovely.

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  9. The glory of hope... to have delighted in the fruit and understand that it can happen again (if we take the time).

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  10. Great title ... and an intriguing metaphor ... love it!

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  11. Perhaps being brought up in Worl War 2, bruised apples were not shunned. In fact I quite like the taste of them if the bruise was fresh. Otherwise I would excavate the bad bit and quite happily enjoy the rest! It was no unknown for kids to eat core, pips and all in those days when we always hungry!

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  12. There is poetry everywhere, and only a poet can see it.

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  13. Am looking at that apple as a metaphor for life and maybe am glad that the core remains, no matter what was bruised or taken away!

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  14. I love poems that are extended metaphors, Robin. Well done!

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  15. I am glad the seeds remain, offering the possibility of regrowth.
    Anna :o]

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