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DOS CORAZONES

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Es la mañana llena de tempestad

en el corazon del verano.

Como pañuelos blancos de adios viajan las nubes,

el viento las sacude con sus viajeras manos.

Innumerable corazon del viento

latiendo sobre nuestro silencio enamorado.

 

Fragmento de

“Es la Mañana Llena” de Pablo Neruda

  

I got these two beautiful corazones ("hearts") at the San Sebastian Del Pepino farmer's market in Puerto Rico. I was mesmerized by their color and beautiful heart shapes.

 

The delicious corazon fruit is native to the tropics in much of the Americas. In English it's known as the "Custard apple” or “Bullocks-Heart”. Their scientific name is Annona reticulata L., and they belong to the anonáceas fruit family. Its lush pulp has a sweet custard consistency with little black seeds. They are the size of a large apple

 

I kept these two in my car to let them ripen. By the time I left to the airport on my return flight they were ready. I put them in my bag but was prevented from flying back with them at the security gate.

 

I was upset to say the least, but I asked them if I could sit there and eat them. So that's how I finally brought them back with me. I hadn't had these since I was a kid on my grandparent's farm. Boy were they good...... :~)>

  

EL CORAZON, conocido científicamente como Annona reticulata L., pertenece a la familia de las anonáceas. Es nativo de los trópicos americanos. Se le conoce en inglés como“Custard apple” y “Bullocks-Heart”. También se le conoce con otros nombres en diferentes regiones como Mamón, en República Dominicana y Cuba; Anona, en América Central; Anona colorada, en Guatemala y el Salvador; Anona de Redecilla, en Honduras y Nicaragua; Anón, en Costa Rica y Panamá; “Coeur de boeuf” en Jamaica; Cachiman coeur boeuf en Haití yGuadalupe

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Taken on January 24, 2007