So Ripe – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Forbidden fruit always tastes the best.” Swedish Proverb

So Ripe

The pendulous fruit that hang from your tree
are so ripe they must be handled
carefully lest they bruise and weep,
supple and tender to touch,
being held softly and gently caressed
to a point of readiness for consuming,
an anticipation of their sweetness,
their swelling so sugared to my lips,
a taste to be savoured long,
the sticky pectin point draws down
slowly, viscous, memorable,
this tree is life
its fruit the seed of love,
the life of generations.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under erotic, Free Verse, love, passion, poem, quote

20 responses to “So Ripe – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Oh tgat photo reminds me of Colorado Palisade peaches….❤️

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  2. Beautiful metaphoric, Paul! I wish you a wonderful Christmas Time! xx Michael

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  3. ooh la la, very sensual depiction Paul! Wishing you and yours a very spiritual Christmas and all the best for 2023 🙂 May it bring good health and abundant peace

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  4. Now, THAT’s a peach-eating experience–and you can’t get it with store-bought peaches.

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  5. lync56

    Great poem – great use of words



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