Treasure Island

Li-Young Lee


From Blossoms


From blossoms comes
this brown paper bag of peaches
we bought from the joy
at the bend in the road where we turned toward
signs painted Peaches.

From laden boughs, from hands,
from sweet fellowship in the bins,
comes nectar at the roadside, succulent
peaches we devour, dusty skin and all,
comes the familiar dust of summer, dust we eat.

O, to take what we love inside,
to carry within us an orchard, to eat
not only the skin, but the shade,
not only the sugar, but the days, to hold
the fruit in our hands, adore it, then bite into
the round jubilance of peach.

There are days we live
as if death were nowhere
in the background; from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: joy, summer, death

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (From Blossoms by Li-Young Lee )

Enter the verification code :

  • Karen Hart (3/22/2014 10:53:00 PM)

    Tyrographical error.
    The third line '' we bought from the joy'' should read ''we bought from the boy''. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Of Life Is Change, Is It Poetry
  2. Chicken Burger, Angela Wybrow
  3. Take me home, Barbara Dixion
  4. How...?, Ginny Gibbs
  5. gustakhi karke ched gyin uski aankhein, Yashvardhan Goel
  6. mukda, Yashvardhan Goel
  7. No More Yelling, Michael McParland
  8. The Wilderness We Abandon, Robert Rorabeck
  9. Best Lesson, sallam yassin
  10. Our Heavenly Souls, Robert Rorabeck

Poem of the Day

poet Walt Whitman

ARM’D year! year of the struggle!
No dainty rhymes or sentimental love verses for you, terrible year!
Not you as some pale poetling, seated at a desk, lisping cadenzas
piano;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]