The Entombment of Christ by Fra Angelico
 

Consider the Pear

 

 

 

 

Largo pianissimo 

 

 

Per Cristo Gesu

 

 

 

 

 

From gnarled boughs,

 

 

 

 

 

Where sun, long months, has labored 

 

 

To endow, with firm,  

 

 

Pale ivory flesh,

 

 

  

 

 

There shiver, in the waning

 

 

 

 

 

Rays of afternoon, rich yellow pears, 

 

 

That hide their treasure 

 

 

Beneath a canopy of green,

 

 

  

 

 

Round which roll the heavens,

 

 

 

 

 

In their everlasting turn, 

 

 

Warm, honeyed daylight, 

 

 

Chill firmament of stars,

 

 

  

 

 

Consider the pear, 

 

 

Dehiscent, whose flowers, once 

 

 

Pollened by the suitor bees, 

 

 

Long failed, are now fulfilled,

 

 

  

 

 

Their fruit, yielding, falling, 

 

 

Waiting to be gathered, 

 

 

Pared, consumed, 

 

 

Pure feast of God's immortal gift.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

For Frérè Laurent Chapman O.S.B. 

 

 

August 25, 2005 

 

 

Sun Valley

 

 

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