“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” Albert Einstein
The Fruits Came Calling by eof
The fruits came calling
One by one they lined the street
Munch on me, one said…
Haiku: Dreaming Of Exotic Fruits: I was reading a post about Filipino food on lolakojane’s blog. She mentioned Ube and that word sent me down memory lane… I was back in my father’s village, eating exotic fruit on languid days; Ube (bush butterfruit), Udala (African White Star Apple), Icheku oyibo (Tamarind), Icacina, guava and many more. The word Ube means something different for lolakojane (purple yam, while mine is a fruit), but the colors are same – purple. So that purple fruit, top left, sent me on a journey back in time to exotic fruit land.
“Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother’s womb.” Jean Arp
As I gathered my photos and links, I was again reminded how magnificent nature’s bounty is. The range of fruit and flora we enjoy is amazing, and barely a thank you to Mother Nature… The Haiku are all connected in a fruitful, fruit filled dream state conversation; who is speaking, observing, listening? The Self?
“Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. It’s where all the fruit is.” Shirley MacLaine
Some of these fruits I’ve enjoyed and some I have not… I am no longer in my father’s village but the memories linger. So while there is time, wherever we are, we must sit awhile and have some new, exotic fruit. Yes? What have you not had from the list of fruits mentioned? What’s stopping you?
“Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.” Democritus
This haiku is a celebration of exotic fruits from around the world; some unusual and some a bit more familiar… They meet me in a dream. They are quite solicitous. We chat, we joke, we speculate… all in a dream, all on a dare. 😉 Do you have memories of fruit that isn’t so available to you now? Share your favorite exotic, uncommon fruit with me. More below!
“Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.” James Lane Allen
The fruits came calling
One by one, they lined the street
Dream!, they said. I did…© eof
As I put this together, I am acutely aware that dreams are meaningless until we build them in concrete ways. May all our efforts bear fruit… What are your thoughts? Do you dream of childhood foods and fruits? Are there any you haven’t had in ages? Which of the fruits listed have you eaten? What fruits would you like me to try/add to the haiku? Do share! Thank you.
*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track with reading and responding to your blogs; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience!
Positive Motivation Tip: Taste the fruits of your youth in haiku… In short, think bliss!
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos: Ube, Guanabana, square watermelon, Durian, Kumquat, Passionfruit, DragonFruit, Pomegranate, Lychee, Monstera Deliciosa, Soursop, Sweetsop, Pepino, Akee, Buddhas hands, Aguajefruit, Papaya, Breadfruit, Miraclefruit, Starfruit, Jackfruit, Biriba, Horned Cucumber/Kiwano, Cupuaçu, Cashew Fruit, Mangosteen, Persimmon,Langsat, Feijoa, Urucum, Physalis, Cherimoya, Jabuticaba, Guava, via Wikipedia, via Flickr or my personal photos. Udara via informafrica, Sweet detar via fruitpedia.com
- energy and exotic fruit… (burgundy-report.com)
- 10 Exotic Fruits To Try (oddee.com)
- 10 Must Try Exotic Fruits (hotelclub.com)
- Exotic Fruit Guide (manhattanfrutier.com)
- #haiku (arsenalofwords.com)
- Pomegranates a Jewel of an Exotic Super Fruit (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Curiosity Rover Haikus (westernqueensland.wordpress.com)
- Where have all our gooseberries gone? (telegraph.co.uk)
- 9 Funky Fruits You Have to Try (theflyingfugu.com)