Sunday, June 03, 2012

borrow my eyes, borrow my ears

this face and figure
that you bestowed upon us
we like our stature
fruits, berries, leaves
enhance it
we stand proud in our fruit fortress
fragrances reach out to that child
our berry eyes beckon her
tentatively she touches our moustache
tickling the "royal we"
a little push here
a little shove there
we fall apart in front of her

when little children touch with their grubby hands
(it happened not only in our dreams)
picking fruits, berries, leaves, 
we give up our fickle thoughts
loving the feel of their love in their mouths

"eat as much as you can children,
we are not worried about our disappearance"


33 comments:

zongrik said...

when little children touch with grubby hands, their hand will become even grubbier!!! ;)

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verification makes it really hard to comment. you'd get more comments if you turned it off. i had to do this several times to get it to work.

Kim Nelson said...

This offered me a sense of community and I love that. Fruit, family, children, old. Nice.

Tess Kincaid said...

I really like the sweet part about the mustache...

gsb said...

yes..excellent..the fruit of the loin coming home for nourishment...

Kathe W. said...

very tasty poem! Please consider getting rid of the word verification-it takes a few tries to get the words right-Thanks!

barbara said...

for some reason I love that line "we stand proud in our fruit fortress"

fun.

KB said...

Love the fruity theme. My COT is up too.

Tumblewords: said...

Charming mustache!

awalkinmyheart said...

A delightful take on the prompt.

Whew, this time your word verification asking me to prove that I'm not a robot is quite difficult! I had to do it twice. Wonder if it could be turned off to make it easier for people to comment?

gautami tripathy said...

Most of the blogs I visit, have word verification. And it has become somewhat essential as we get a lot of spam. I know it is inconvenient but nothing can be done about it. For now.

Zanzinece said...

Very clever, wise, lovely!

Laurie Kolp said...

Maybe I should print this out and post it on the fridge. Do you think it would help my kids eat more veggies?

Sue said...

Delightful.

=)

Dana Dampier said...

I love the feeling of community and how they come together and share! The description of the different foods was great.

De Jackson (WhimsyGizmo) said...

What a marvelous prompt mashup. Excellent work.

Helen said...

This is incredibly sweet!

Daydreamertoo said...

Kids and their grubby little hands... lol
They usually love the fruit, hate the veg, I know my teen did and still does!
Very sweet :)

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

love the title, it pulled me in right away to read on.

Helena said...

What a lovely fruity ensconce this portrait and poem makes! I just love the finishing quote!

Brian Miller said...

tickling the royal we...haha...fun play on this ma'am

christopher said...

very well done. this poem tracks the photo and carries it to new places.

Other Mary said...

Oh, lovely and generous. Love your closing lines!

Berowne said...

"Most of the blogs I visit, have word verification. And it has become somewhat essential as we get a lot of spam."
If you get spam, just click delete - gone. I support TOWV, Turn Off Word Verification!

Linda said...

I really love the childlike sweet nature you have woven into your verse, Gautami. Beautiful and heartfelt. Thank you for sharing.

Judy Roney said...

Mother nature feeding the children. Love it!

Kutamun said...

Thanks Gautami, so very existential.

Leovi said...

With this beautiful poem sure that children just liking vegetables.Deshacer cambios

MAHARUKH said...

It reminded me of my childhood the last line is so grasping :)

well done!

Myrna R. said...

This was so tasty. I love the nourishment in this and letting the children touch and eat from our essence. Nice write.

Karen S. said...

So wonderful!

Lenore said...

lovely poem, as usual!

Sreeja said...

Ahh...so sweet...

sajeevkmenon said...

Sweet and unique poem:)