I’m linking here to “Persimmons,” by Li-Young Lee, over at the Poetry Foundation. It’s been a favorite of mine since college.
I believe I’ve linked to it here at the blog before, the subject of the poem came up again, as a friend of mine actually grows persimmons in his backyard and posted pictures on Facebook. (Will the wonders of rural Virginia never cease?)
If you have a darker sense of humor, as I do, you just might laugh at this. It’s a great piece — so great that I couldn’t wait until the holidays to link to it.
What a great ending!
Check out “Unmediated Experience,” by Bob Hicock, over at The Poetry Foundation: