Sunday, October 1, 2017

Tree of Fortune

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wandering through the orchard of life
between the empires and golden delicious
a bountiful tree grows of sweet fortune
hanging from low limbs, offering a taste

between the empires and golden delicious
would just a slice, feed a hungry appetite
can the fleshy sweetness, full-fill wishes
satisfying my wildest dreams of night

a bountiful tree grows of sweet fortune
are you the crisp fruit or are you the tree
autumn softly whispers, a colorful tune
closing my eyes, so that i might foresee

hanging from low limbs, offering a taste
shall I pick the fruit from your branches
savoring this moment, I dare not waste
giving thanks, CRunCH, I take a chance

 sharing with Poets United
May you enjoy the fruits of life!


46 comments:

  1. I love all the crisping and crunching. I eat the apple every time.

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    1. Colleen, may each bite be satisfying. Thank you for visiting.

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  2. "Are you the crisp fruit or are you the tree?" That is the question, my friend! I loved this! Love, in a time of apples.

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    1. A question to ponder for sure, which is better to be?

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  3. I think it's better to eat it while it's there... love that crunch in the end.

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    1. smiling, I think you might be right enjoy the moment while you can.

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  4. Autumn is synonymous with apple barns in my mind. Sweet cider. And crisp Grimes Goldens. Whatever happened to Grimes Goldens. I can't find them any more!

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    1. I've never heard of Grimes Goldens. I may have to google them.

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  5. Oh I love this especially; "a bountiful tree grows of sweet fortune
    are you the crisp fruit or are you the tree autumn softly whispers, a colorful tune closing my eyes, so that i might foresee".. Beautifully rendered!💕

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    1. Thank you Sanaa, the air is getting cooler autumn has indeed arrived.

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  6. Chances can be glorious, especially when the nudge to take them comes right out of autumn's lips. Yum.

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    1. Smiling - perhaps, autumn brings a kiss of life.

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  7. Ah - so much of life can be expressed by reflecting on an apple..... What a keen observer you are, Truedessa.

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    1. Thank you Mary! - I've always seen with a different eye.

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  8. Mmm. Makes me think of growing up. I used to have a row of apple trees at my old house and my mom would collect them and make the best dutch apple pies you've ever tasted. To this day, I still can't recreate them and have never found anything close.

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    1. yum, I could go for a slice of dutch apple pie with vanilla ice cream.

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  9. Good choice as I grabbed an apple out of the basket on my son's counter on my way out. :)
    ZQ

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    1. I hope you enjoyed your apple today!

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  10. My next poem should follow your lead. That was a delectable write! Indeed.

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  11. A little chance can lead to a mighty fine dance

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  12. You have created a mesmerizing metaphor, here, and pinned it - beautifully - to a Tree of Good Fortune. The element of 'chance' that you have imbued the piece with, is wonderfully clever and wise. Lovely writing!

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    1. Wendy, you are very insightful and wise. Thank you as always for you comments.

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  13. Those last 2 lines are sublime:

    'savoring this moment, I dare not waste
    giving thanks, CRunCH, I take a chance'

    Life is about savoring those moments! Wonderful poem.

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    1. Thank you Donna, I think it is best to savor the moments when you can.

      Have a wonderful week!

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  14. Your lovely verses bring back so many memories to me, Truedessa. I was born in the Annapolis valley which has always been famous for its wonderful apples. CRunCHing into an autumn apple just plucked from a tree is the best taste ~ unless you get one with a worm!

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    1. haha - you made me laugh about the worm, that would not be fun.

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  15. It brings back memories for me too. I spent a lot of time, when I was growing up, in my Grandpa's apple orchards in Spreyton, Tasmania. Golden delicious have always been my favourites.

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    1. Rosemary, they are a good choice as well. I also like the Honey Crisps.

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  16. That crunch still echoes in my mind, Truedessa.

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  17. ha... just wrote a haiku about the fall, so picking an apple has a greater emphasis of chance in my mind at the moment:)

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    1. Ha - I read your haiku - brilliant...

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  18. Wonderful flow, so effortless and grand. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I just learned recently that the reason we associate the color red with passion is because it represents the ripeness of fruit, particularly a good apple. I think this captures that perfectly.

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    1. Well, that is an interesting thought. Perhaps, the passion goes back to the Garden of Eden.

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  20. You've convinced me to take a great big bite outta that juicy apple *grin* lovely write

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