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apple collection

11 Oct

My apple collection

Apple Collection

Because they come in wood, brass, marble
clocks, tiles and trivets

Because their roundness pleases
their coats of red, yellow, green and mottled appeal

Because of Delicious names like
Jonagold, Granny Smith, Red Rome and Spartan

Because of the sweet-tart of Newtons
and One a day keeps the doctor away

Because they morph into pie, crisp and cobbler
sauce, juice and cider

Because they are stars
under a modest exterior

Because they declare me forever a teacher
and their connection with knowledge is iconic

Because they remind of irresistible fruit
and the fact that knowledge isn’t everything

© 2011 by Violet Nesdoly
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6 Comments

Posted by on October 11, 2011 in Personal

 

6 responses to “apple collection

  1. Maureen

    October 11, 2011 at 7:08 am

    What a charming and delightful poem! I especially like how you work in the reference to knowledge.

    Great visual, too.

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  2. Ellen Grace Olinger

    October 11, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Hi Violet, Wonderful poem with lots of wisdom.

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  3. vnesdoly

    October 11, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Why thank you Ellen and Maureen. Don’t you agree that apples are pretty fantastic?

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  4. Janet

    October 12, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Violet, each stanza is beautiful and profound, but the impact of the final three are breath-taking!

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  5. vnesdoly

    October 12, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Thank you, Janet! This is one of those pieces that kind of grew under my hands, if you know what I mean. Sometimes it is worthwhile to dig into even seemingly trivial matters like why we decide to collect certain things.

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  6. Connie@raise your eyes

    October 29, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Love how each image play rolls into the next! I especially like: “Because their roundness pleases.” When my grandkiddos were babies, they loved playing with my old Fisher Price Happy Apple. When touched, it rolls and tinkles music. I think an apple lover created that one.

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