Posts Tagged ‘plums’

in several wonderful shades

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When I picked up the O’Keeffe book at the used bookstore recently, I was expecting to be influenced by paintings of leaves and flowers and those bones.  I was not expecting the image of The Plums (1920) to remain with me so strongly.  So far, I have only purchased 1 plum.  We’ll see what the future holds.

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One morning I purchased a single plum.  It was an impulse buy.  I haven’t eaten plums in years but I thought I might use the fruit as inspiration.  In the end, it was my antidote for mounting procrastination.  You see, I had a project due soon.  Amazing how strong the urge to take a long walk when you need to stay seated and finish a writing assignment.  I couldn’t go for a walk but …

… I decided I could rise from my chair on occasion and take a photo of the plum.  I did so throughout the afternoon.  No fine art produced but the movement was a release of sorts.

When I finished the writing assignment, I ate the plum, a final dose of a sweet treat that helped me stay focused just enough.  I think I might buy an apple today!

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… that since yesterday’s post, still no plums have I eaten, but a friend did share a poem. 😉


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

by  William Carlos Williams


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plums green beans tomatoes

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