Tonight I am revisiting the pear.
After the ho-ho-ho of cranberries
and chocolate, after goose
and turkey and prime rib.
Post peppermint, post shortbread.
Autumn was all butternut and acorn,
roasted pumpkin seeds, every variety
of pear I could find. And apple:
pie, cobbler, crisp, tarte.
Pecans and walnuts.
The homely roots: beet and parsnip.
But what are the fruits of January?