A Bountiful Harvest
An old acrostic poem (re-posted)
F resh fruit was always my favourite,
I had a craving for a juicy melon
G ooseberries and grapefruits alike.
D ates were hard to come by
A s they came all the way from Egypt,
T omatoes – were they fruit? I did wonder.
E lderberries – Of those I had no doubt.
A pples and apricots were top of the list;
P eanuts, perhaps, if they weren’t salted,
P ineapple and pears: we had a profusion.
L ychees were for me a novel discovery
E xotic delicacies from the Far East.
© Luigi Pagano