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The Orange

The Orange

A Poem by Delmar Cooper

The Orange

The Jaffa oranges are in

But you must buy the crate

You must take your chances

 Some years so sweet

Winter weeps at the memory

Some years astringent tears

I will find a friend

Gamble, and split a crate

Sweet or tart

It is no matter to the grocer


© 2014 Delmar Cooper



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Ash
I've always thought of writing poems about random stuff in life but something never seems to work ( I would never think of writing a poem about oranges :D )
Here the line "Sweet or tart" makes me to remember Forrest Gump's famous quote about chocolates.
This poem is breathtakingly simple and elegant at the same time.


Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

8 Months Ago

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Ash
I've always thought of writing poems about random stuff in life but something never seems to work ( I would never think of writing a poem about oranges :D )
Here the line "Sweet or tart" makes me to remember Forrest Gump's famous quote about chocolates.
This poem is breathtakingly simple and elegant at the same time.


Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

8 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and commenting
This is such a wonderful poem :-) To me, this poem speaks about life.

Yari

Posted 8 Months Ago


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Delmar Cooper

8 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and your gracious comment.
It is an investment, not on the results, but rather the experience. New peel leading into a new test, a new breath of possibility.

No, the grocer never cares. Theirs is the stagnant life, based on the need of the buyer; never the experience.

Lovely write Mr Cooper.

Posted 3 Years Ago


i see a metaphor here...we need to be all in or not in at all...we can't just tip-toe around life,
trying this or that...we have to commit to goals and buy the whole crate of dreams...sweet or tart...we will have both eventually...it is how we digest them.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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These were a big export for Palestinian growers for years. First Arabs then after 1947 the Israelis. An orange is an orange.

Posted 4 Years Ago


I love these poems that can be taken literally and also applied to life in general, great job.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Brilliant take on the progression of life and how we must take it as it comes, good or bad. And indeed, in the end, it matters not to the 'grocer.'

Beccy.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Delmar Cooper

4 Years Ago

Thank you for reading and for your take on meaning. It is good to know how someone else perceives a.. read more

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Delmar Cooper
Delmar Cooper

Trussville, AL



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