Snack of the Afternoon, 8/18/10: NECTARINE


I don’t really have anything to say about this nectarine. I found it in the fridge. It was a nice, ripe, cold nectarine. I sliced it because I like sliced fruit, and then I thought it looked pretty. So I’m blogging it to share the joy of a nice piece of fruit.

This brings to mind one of my favorite poems. I paraphrase it often, but here’s the real deal…

This is just to say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast.

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold.

-William Carlos Williams

My descriptive vocabulary when it comes to food is equally… simple. “Delicious” is probably my main descriptor… which maybe dulls the word?

I don’t think this nectarine belonged to anybody else. In fact, I think it was the only one in the bag that hadn’t turned. But in case it was: Oops! Forgive me, it was delicious.



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