wanton as they fall

“The russet, crab and cottage red
burn to the sun’s hot brass,
then drop like sweat from every branch
and bubble in the grass.

They lie as wanton as they fall,
and where they fall and break,
the stallion clamps his crunching jaws,
the starling stabs his beak.

In each plump gourd the cidery bite
of boys’ teeth tears the skin;
the waltzing wasp consumes his share,
the bent worm enters in.”

Apples ~ Laurie Lee

Sunday Sayings – A pick from the poets, writers or scriptures and joining Shadow Shot Sunday too

4 Comments on “wanton as they fall

  1. Someone needs to make some jelly!

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  2. Oh wow, the poems are vivid!! Love the shadows as well.

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