Friday, November 21, 2008

Poetry Friday

Here is From Blossoms by by Li-Young Lee:

This is how it begins:

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


Esme Raji Codell said...

Hi, Yat-Yee! Thanks for sharing the start of this lovely poem. I have reviewed Bill Martin Jr's Big Book of Poetry and Linda Sue Park's Tap Dancing on the Roof for Poetry Friday this week.

Vive la language,

Julie Larios said...

That is just such a lovely poem, Yat-Yee - the falling over into a kind of ecstasy at the end. And the lines "to eat /not only the skin, but the shade, / not only the sugar, but the days...."

Thanks for posting the link.