Prunes

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Mouldering
jet in a jar
miraculous almost
metamorphosed from petalled white
cascades of April showers
heated in halcyon hours
lazy fat matronly baskers
swell sponge-like into summer drops
rotund and diamanté purple
tested on waspish tongues
beads of suspended animation
outlasting even winter

© Laura Granby 2016

Björn is back at DVerse with 44 words contained in a jar for  Quadrille #14
and taking Tuesday time to mount the Open platform at real toads

35 Comments on “Prunes

  1. Smiling I am. In my mind…..that’s what should be done with prunes…yech! Let them moulder in a jar.
    Lots in this piece…but my gut feeling came out with the title! 🙂

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    • nothing as lovely as plum blossoms ❤

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    • Thanks for the prompt and reference

      I have ensured
      the prunes
      are kept in
      a sealed jar

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  2. I like the way you kind of rewind the preserved fruit and present us first with the blossom.

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    • All the seasons can be read in those wrinkles 😉

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  3. This is a tightly packed quadrille. Well done! My attempt made me laugh but had to go in the wastebasket, LOL.

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    • What a shame! Until the next time Sherry…your tightly packed observation add another layer to prunes huddled in the jar

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    • Many thanks – Until now had not considered all the transitional contrasts or even that I could muster 44 words about prunes!

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  4. So earthy — earthward — here, walllowing in delight. A joyous low center of gravity, topped by such floral decadence.

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    • Wallowing in your earthy comment Brendan 🙂

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    • Thank you Bryan – struggled to keep it short and sweet!

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  5. Hi Laura! I love the way you move so elegantly from ‘mouldering jet’ through
    ‘petalled white / cascades of April showers’ to ‘lazy fat matronly baskers / swell sponge-like into summer drops / rotund and diamanté purple’ Outrageously sensual!

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    • Became more mouth watering as the words dropped out – lovely comment Kim

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    • Glad you liked that – an almost accidental rhyme in the midst of quite free verse

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    • Bloom to prune – love it Susie 🙂 (long time since I’ve heard reference to human prunes but try to avoid them)

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  6. Wow, you packed a lot into this 44 word writing from the sweet flower to the sublime fruit…love these lines: “lazy fat matronly baskers/swell sponge-like into summer drops
    /rotund and diamanté purple”…wonderful!

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    • Wondered if I had overdone the adjectives so appreciate your appreciation

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  7. Beautiful, luscious and mouth-watering!

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    • 3 more lovely words Rosemary – thank you

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