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Friday, January 21, 2011

Poem for Big Tent Poetry

Big Tent Poetry prompts: Write a poem about fruit.


Once Around a Mango

knifing past the pit
I slide slices from a golden half
toward a cut glass dish

shapeshifting toward summer
tongue primed by passion
I meet the second half at the sink

suck the lingering essence
from the yellow red green rind
lick juice from my life line

fantasizing Hawaii's warmth
I finger the strings of stone
on this gray winter midday


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19 comments:

flaubert said...

Susan, oh yes the Mango. You have described eating perfectly. It is the favourite fruit in Mexico. There are three varieties, of course from which I cannot tell the difference.
Pamela

Kelly said...

Ooh - love this one! Mangoes are so sensual, so over-the-top decadent. Beautifully captured.

lightverse said...

Oh gosh - mango! What a vivid treat you create!

Jingle said...

it is healthy and fun to read and eat fruits.

Mango smells perfectly yummy.

sandy said...

Geez, my mouth is watering!

Dick said...

Appropriately lush!

twitches said...

I finger the strings of stone

Great line!

Linda said...

I must go out and buy a mango.

Jeanne Aguilar said...

Love this passionate encounter with a Mango!

Victoria said...

Glorious, delicious images, Susan. I can visualize and almost taste it. Yum.

Mad Kane said...

Your verse was tastier than the fruit itself. :)

caroleesherwood said...

i need to get over my mango apprehension. :) this might have done the trick.

joannejohns said...

I love the title. What a luscious poem.

Ron. said...

Mangolicious. Especially appreciate S1, as sharp as the knife, as clean as the cut. Well done.

nan said...

I think the mango may be the most fragrant and unusual fruit. I just love it. Your descriptions are perfect. I especially loved the last stanza . . . perfect.

djvorreyer said...

I like the "shapeshifting toward summer."

Deb said...

Much to love in this. You capture what's difficult in the mango, yet it lives up to its rewards.

Sumit Sarkar said...

Once around the mango...
very nice...
Loved reading it :)

Padmavani said...

Loved it..you have made mango eating a sensual act! :)

Cheers
Padmavani