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February 19, 2024

Me and Five Pears

By Lynn White

Me and Five Pears

There’s something about the shape of this fruit
about the way it makes the light reflect
the colours from yellow to green
and from pink to red.
The green ones were my first choice.
Green turning to brown
with yellow and gold
I thought I liked them best.
But in the end it was the brightness
of the red that won me over,
convinced me
of its perfection
for incorporation
into my painting.
I chose them carefully
and arranged them in a dish
spilling them out on to the table top.
Then I threw away the dish
and held them myself.
I struck a pose.

First published in Ekphrastic Review, July 2019

Article © Lynn White. All rights reserved.
Published on 2023-12-04
Image(s) are public domain.
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