Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Green-Striped Melons

Image by Gaara

Green-Striped Melons

They lie
under stars in a field.
They lie under rain in a field.
Under sun.

Some people
are like this as well—
like a painting
hidden beneath another painting.

An unexpected weight
the sign of their ripeness.

Jane Hirshfield

Posted over on Applehouse Poetry

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