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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




Sheri Edwards View All

Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart

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