Pear Prose

Sheila Newton By Sheila Newton, 3rd Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/36_seq24/
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In waxing lyrical about the pear, I sing the praises of Mother Nature's way of gifting us the delights of a spring-time of brilliant blossom and a summer of delicious fruits.

"A Seed Hidden in the Heart of an Apple is an Orchard Invisible" ~ Welsh Proverb

Bright Blossom and Juicy Fruit


My garden is awash with fruit trees and bushes. I have apples and pears, cherries and crab apples, gooseberries and blackcurrants.
I love the spring-time when the pear blossom gleams creamy-white and the apple blossom shines a pink blush. I’m thrilled to watch the cherry blossom fall down on me in a snow-storm of crimson and pink.
I love to watch the fruit begin life as tiny round babies and come to fruition as full-grown, edible, mouth-watering masterpieces.
I love to make jams and jellies, pies and crumbles.

I grow vegetables too – but that’s another story!
This story is my homage to the pear.

A Peach of a Pear

Its rosy cheeks glow mottled crimson and sickly yellow.
Spots like acne huddle among the scrapes and scratches of its ravaged, sallow skin.
Yet, a dusky brown twig-like tail stands proud behind its weather-beaten body.
And it sings to me in sweet, juicy soprano – “EAT ME.”

And as I reach out toward it, it chants a haiku in reedy warble –

“Take a bite – come on
into my peary centre.
Make your mouth water”

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Apple, Blackcurrant, Cherry, Gooseberry, Haiku, Haiku Poetry, Pear, Prose, Prose-Poetry

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author avatar Sheila Newton
A retired nurse and teacher, with two cats, a husband and a grown up son, I write short stories, articles - and I'm an ardent blogger. Catch up with me on my blog at: http://sheilanewton.blogspot.com

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author avatar Vernazoa
3rd Oct 2011 (#)

This is a good piece of work. Hi5 to you..May God grant you a good day.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
4th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks, honey,

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author avatar Carol
3rd Oct 2011 (#)

Very nice, and i do love pears.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
4th Oct 2011 (#)

Mmm...PEARS!! Was that Homer Simpson I just heard????

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author avatar Pat Anthony
4th Oct 2011 (#)

Interesting and pleasant read.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
4th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks Pat

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author avatar Retired
4th Oct 2011 (#)

Very beautiful and I am very interested to visit your lovely garden. am I invited?

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author avatar Sheila Newton
4th Oct 2011 (#)

Of course - any time you're in the North East of England.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
4th Oct 2011 (#)

I wish I had a garden like yours. I envy you.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
4th Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you. It's not a huge garden, but I let my plants reseed themselves and grow where they're happiest. And I plant my trees and bushes to keep them, me - and the bird-life - in the pink!

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author avatar Buzz
4th Oct 2011 (#)

Hello, Sheila! I see you're now back from your brief stay in France. There's no place like home, and your garden with pear trees blossoming, is there? So welcome back.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
4th Oct 2011 (#)

Thank Buzz. France was AWESOME. There'll be lots of La Belle France stuff coming up when I get my head around it and get it all WRITTEN. High 5 to you my friend.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
4th Oct 2011 (#)

Sheila, this is a purr delight, a great work of art like the pear itself, well done my friend...:0)

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author avatar Sheila Newton
5th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks, honey. Lovely comments. Purrrrrr back to you!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
5th Oct 2011 (#)

Oh, would I love to take a stroll through your orchard, Sheila.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
5th Oct 2011 (#)

Wish it was an orchard. It's just a garden - but it's chock a block with delights (I hope!) Green and eco-friendly!

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author avatar Retired
5th Oct 2011 (#)

Oh yeah, one of the juiciest of all, i have some in my garden too.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
5th Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks so much for the comment - and thanks for following me. I'm delighted.

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author avatar Retired
6th Oct 2011 (#)

ahhh to bite into juicy pears mmmm....it invokes a mouth full of nectar..I wish to accept your invitation now

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author avatar Sheila Newton
6th Oct 2011 (#)

You're always welcome, friend.

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author avatar Retired
6th Oct 2011 (#)

Yummy

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author avatar Sheila Newton
6th Oct 2011 (#)

mmmm...

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author avatar vpaulose
6th Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you dear Sheila for this beautiful article. I hope you will be my friend.

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
13th Oct 2011 (#)

Aww, this is delightful! :-) I love pears. Fun read.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
26th Oct 2011 (#)

Well, thank you, Bridgitte

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
14th Oct 2011 (#)

Wowww!
Great Haiku!

I took a bite
into this pear(l)y centre.
and dropped my mouth in wonder!

~Rathna

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author avatar Sheila Newton
14th Oct 2011 (#)

Love your haiku, Rathna! Thank you - for that AND the comments.

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author avatar Bets
31st Oct 2011 (#)

Adding the Haiku was sweet. Loved your article Sheila. Keep writing! Love it. Smiles, Bets

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author avatar Sheila Newton
1st Nov 2011 (#)

Thanks Bets. You're making your way through ALL my work, I see. How lovely of you.

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author avatar Songbird B
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

What a wonderful writer you are Sheila, I could almost hear the drone of the bees as I read your delightful page. There is just something about a succulent Pear that is like no other. Happiness is truly walking through a garden in the Springtime.. As a fellow gardener, your page was an absolute delight to me my dear friend, and it so good to have you home with us again after your trip away..\0/x

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author avatar Sheila Newton
3rd Nov 2011 (#)

Thanks for those lovely words of praise, Songbird. You've pepped me up for the whole day! And as for being back - well, yes I am, but only now and again for the next month because I'm doing the National novel Writing Month - going hammer and tongs to get my novel written, finally! When I'm not here though - I'll be with you in SPIRIT!!!!

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author avatar Songbird B
4th Nov 2011 (#)

Then I wish you good luck and an endless flow of words, Sheila.. We shall be watching out for your novel on the bookshelves!

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author avatar Funom Makama
3rd Nov 2011 (#)

your last expressions put my salivary glands into work. Nice poem about the pear, but sincerely, you have a garden of fruits and vegetables? That's nice and sure a natural place to feel one's self and relax. I am into commercial agriculture both in plant and animal husbandry and I know how it feels to be amongst the paw paw trees, Banana and short grafter mango trees. its a serenity to be.

Its a lovely article, and the soft easy to digest nature of the pear makes it most liked by almost all.... To me, its second to Banana.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
4th Nov 2011 (#)

Mmm...mangos. Wish it was hot enough here to grow mangos. My VERY favvourite exotic fruit. Interesting, your comment. Great read. Thanks for sharing some of your life with me.

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author avatar Funom Makama
6th Nov 2011 (#)

Its my pleasure Sheila!

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author avatar NEERAJ BHATT
15th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you sheila for sharing ideas.Let the sharing not cease.We should commet on each other's articles.We feel pleasure in the lap of nature.It toches and teaches us in a beautiful and loving manner.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
15th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you for your lovely comments. I'll certainly follow your work - so long as you follow mine!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
12th Dec 2011 (#)

Pears the pronunciation in Bangla means 'love', I love it too.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
12th Dec 2011 (#)

Fancy that - love. Love it!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
18th Dec 2011 (#)

Yummy, would you believe? I'm sitting right here with a half eaten delicious pear in my hand. what are the odds of that happening? I wonder. Great read thank you Sheila.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Hope you enjoyed your luscious pear, my friend. Have a great time over the holidays.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
11th Jan 2012 (#)

Yummy!

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author avatar Sheila Newton
12th Jan 2012 (#)

Yummy indeed! Thank you, dear Steve.

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author avatar Shaunak
14th Jan 2012 (#)

What a wonderfully written article. You brought water in my Mouth,. I had to buy fresh pears just after reading your piece. Great work

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author avatar Sheila Newton
14th Jan 2012 (#)

haha! Hope you enjoyed them once you'd been out to buy!

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author avatar Denise O
17th Jan 2012 (#)

I am with everyone else, I just love a juicy, sweet pear. You made it even more desirable. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Sheila Newton
17th Jan 2012 (#)

And thanks for your comment, Denise.

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author avatar Audrey Howitt
4th Mar 2012 (#)

Entertaining write!!

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author avatar Sheila Newton
10th Apr 2012 (#)

Aw, thank you Audrey

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author avatar Retired
9th Apr 2012 (#)

What a sweet article. I too love cooking with fruit from my garden. I made a wonderful raspberry ice cream last year.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
10th Apr 2012 (#)

Mmm...raspberry icecream sounds fabulous!

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author avatar Retired
1st May 2012 (#)

Lovely haiku.
I have pear trees in my farm.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
1st May 2012 (#)

Oooh, lucky you. I forgot you have a farm. You are such a busy man, Vinaya.

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