Treasure Island

Laurie Lee

(1914 - 1997 / Gloucestershire / England)

Poems of Laurie Lee

1. Apples 1/3/2003
2. April Rise 1/3/2003
3. Christmas Landscape 4/12/2010
4. Home From Abroad 1/3/2003
5. Milkmaid 1/3/2003
6. The Long War For Peace Day 12/12/2013
7. Town Owl 1/3/2003
8. Winter Poem 4/12/2010

Apples

Behold the apples’ rounded worlds:
juice-green of July rain,
the black polestar of flowers, the rind
mapped with its crimson stain.

The russet, crab and cottage red
burn to the sun’s hot brass,
then drop like sweat from every branch
and bubble in the grass.

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