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Poetry

Raspberries

  • Fiona Tinwei Lam
Couverture de Food, Language, and Identity,                Volume 3, numéro 1, 2011, Cuizine

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For Ted

Backyard canes droop
away from the fence, laden
with sweet clustered rubies.

Plucked, all those little mouths
mirroring our hunger that is thirst
for the juice that means home.

Deep crimson bounty heaped,
smothered under white clouds.
Or in a glowing realm of jam.

In a blue bowl, my entreaty: sun-warmed
nubbins crushed into thick rivulets
melting ice-cream mounds.

Tiny velvet cushions
against teeth and tongue.
Our mouths become royal.

Last handfuls of summer's tang hang low.
What will remain when
branches are bare?

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