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Celebrate Spring: From Blossoms

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  • jdaintira@aol.com
    FROM: Panhalla [Unable to display image]   From Blossoms ... ~ Li-Young Lee ~         Web version at
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2003
      FROM: Panhalla


      From Blossoms

      From blossoms comes
      this brown paper bag of peaches
      we bought from the joy
      at the bend in the road where we turned toward
      signs painted Peaches.

      From laden boughs, from hands,
      from sweet fellowship in the bins,
      comes nectar at the roadside, succulent
      peaches we devour, dusty skin and all,
      comes the familiar dust of summer, dust we eat.

      O, to take what we love inside,
      to carry within us an orchard, to eat
      not only the skin, but the shade,
      not only the sugar, but the days, to hold
      the fruit in our hands, adore it, then bite into
      the round jubilance of peach.

      There are days we live
      as if death were nowhere
      in the background; from joy
      to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
      from blossom to blossom to
      impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.

      ~ Li-Young Lee ~

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