My favorite fruit as interpreted by Writer’s Almanac

April 20, 2009

“The power of blue. Number one antioxidant fruit,
bantam-weight champ in the fight against
urinary tract infections, best supporting actor
in a fruit salad. No peeling, coring or cutting.
Lay them out on a counter, strands of blue pearls.
Pop one at a time, like M&M’s, into your mouth.
Be a glutton and stuff in a handful, your tongue,
lips, chin dyed blue, as if feasting on indigo.
Fruit of the state of New Jersey.
Favorite fruit of my mother.”

“Blueberry” by Diane Lockward, from What Feeds Us

I have always loved blueberries and today (technically yesterday) this poem was featured on Writer’s Almanac.  So I figured it had been a while since I had mentioned one of these poems and besides who doesn’t need a reminder right now that, yes, summer will eventually be here.  As usual, click on this link to go read the whole poem and while you are at browse around a bit, never a dull moment over there at Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor.


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