The sharp blade splits smooth skin,
spilling the ruby jewels within
and staining fingers with fruity blood.
Its sticky flesh holds heavenly food,
the luscious seeds small surprises
as they crush between white incisors,
trickling juice upon the tongue,
a crimson, fertile, sour song.
Kim M. Russell, 27th February 2020
Yesterday, Sanaa welcomed us to another round of Weekly Scribblings and a list of some examples of delicious, mouth-watering red fruit, as well as a few examples of poems on this topic by Christina Rossetti and Thomas Campion.
Our challenge is to write a piece of poetry or prose inspired by red fruit: as a metaphor, an analogy, a persisting idiom, as a symbol or even as eroticism.