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Supermarket Produce

Here are the bins of apples:
Red Delicious,
Beautiful but spurious;
Sweet little Galas with their stippled pink cheeks;
And Granny Smiths,
Acerbic and firm.

And over here sunny Valencia oranges glow
Above golden-skinned red grapefruit,
Which ooze sugary pink juices
When you cleave their roseate flesh.

Here mellow pears with plump bottoms drowse
By unctuous avocados
And tough green peaches with stubborn, fuzzy chins.

And just across the way,
Pale, bruised mushrooms,
Fleshy and redolent of earth,
Huddle stoically in their cardboard cartons
While cerebral cauliflowers brood
Over callow scallions,
Frail lettuces lounge gracefully in ruffled skirts
Of green watered silk,
And honest cabbages and turnips
Rub shoulders with sanguine imposters
Shamelessly masquerading
As tomatoes.

taken from Elementa (Loosey Goosey Press, 2008) by Faith Goble

edinei montingelli, Ian@NZFlickr, and 43 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. What the HELL Happened NOW? 41 months ago | reply

    : Image colorée lumineuse, superbe!
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  2. 27yluj 41 months ago | reply

    : Image colorée lumineuse, superbe!
    Votre photo de couleur vive avait été vue a:
     award code by Adriënne, on Flickr
    Bright Colours ☼ Couleurs Lumineuses
    Please take your time to award!
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    : Image colorée lumineuse, superbe!
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  3. Ken's Eye Saved by Grace 41 months ago | reply

    Superb take . Merry Christmas, Happy new year. Ken

  4. zsazsabear 38 months ago | reply

    Lovely photos of so many vibrant colors

  5. enrique1959 - 37 months ago | reply

    Bonita composicion, saludos

  6. Joelstuff V4 29 months ago | reply

    wow, so colourful


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  7. Pifou 2010 29 months ago | reply


    On Quiet Pond

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  8. Pat McDonald 29 months ago | reply

    That looks a rich, luscious Thanksgiving meal … I hope that you had (or, are having) a great holiday …

  9. zsazsabear 27 months ago | reply

    Wow Faith this is such an eye catcher. Lovely

  10. SJC Wellness 17 months ago | reply

    Thanks for putting this photo on CC! I used it in the blog post found here sjcwellness.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/beat-holiday-stress/

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