Pink Lady

~After Ruth Reichl

Comfort me with apples

On the days when the sun burns bright

Off the collapsing corners of

These ruby jewels.

Give me your chai-spiced tongue and

The sapphires that are your eyes

Give me your dying, pulsing heart.

Give me your honey crisp snap

Give me the essence of your gala before you

Close around the unyielding love of your

Plum blossom being.

Photo by Vera De on Unsplash

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  1. UGH! I love reading your writing so much. This one was extremely dreamy! Chai spiced tongue wow just WOW. Reminds me of when I go apple picking in the Fall and make a huge batch of apple cider in the crockpot! Thanks for sharing, Jaya xx

    Lynn |


  2. I really enjoyed this one Jaya. I love pink lady apples anyway, but I loved your imagery and how I could literally picture myself taking a bite. So glad I brought two packs of apples last night when I went shopping. Thank you for sharing your poem.

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  3. Each variety indeed has its own unique flavor which you so beautifully intermingled with the types, the closing lines bring about the beginning of it. 🍏 🍎 it’s a tasty poem 😊

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  4. What a strange coincidence: apples have become a comfort for me as weel, something just like a point safe, I don’t know if I am able to explain.
    A apple is something only apparently simple that I have learnt to appreciate.
    While the days with sun are the ones in which I have the opportunity to read your Words.
    Thank a lot!


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