Quince

quince

QUINCE

 

Rich red blossoms

of April bud on

a once ancient plant

grown between the two rivers,

Tigris and Euphrates,

in the hot, dry lands

where apples

will not grow.

 

As daffodils open in

dazzling yellow,

quince arrive

in a  radiant red

before leaves of any bush

open to nurture plants

so they grow.

 

All through summer

to the last of autumn

just before first frost,

the yellow quince fruit

finally ripen, ready for

making marmalade,

as in marmelo,

Portuguese for quince,

aromatic, deciduous tree-

lovely to grow.

 


 

Quince, Wikipedia

 


Photo and poetry by Sheri

 

 

 

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