Haibun Today
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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Editor
Volume 4, Number 1, March 2010


Giselle Maya
Saint Martin de Castillon, France

 

Pomegranate

shrinking
imperceptively
the skin
of the fruit
not tasted

he gave me a plump rosy fruit from a tree in his garden here he said the seeds are juicy and delicious and the fruit will keep long into winter

I thought then of Persephone and dared not open the fruit how long will you wait to open it someone asked not this I won’t open but another one also a gift I did open enjoyed chamber after chamber of glossy crimson succulent seeds

his pomegranate I kept until Christmas and now in January it is still in the center of the table next to three candles and a stoneware vase filled with heather picked when looking for mushrooms

found
and dried
mushrooms
kept in
a glass jar

 

 


 

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