Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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?
Which vegetables?

Snow/ice.
Wind/rain.

3 comments:

  1. pineapple. zucchini.

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  2. Snow/ice makes a lousy cobbler.
    Wind/rain is not crisp.

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