What is this half-remembered poem about motherhood and peaches?
October 4, 2012 1:23 AM Subscribe
What is the title/who is the author of this half-remembered poem about a mother/child relationship and peaches (I think)?
posted by catch as catch can to writing & language (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I heard it read at a wedding by the mother of the bride, and it was incredibly moving. Unfortunately, I can't get in touch with my friend to ask, and my googlefu is weak. The poem had to do with the child/daughter putting unripe peaches (I think, although it may have been a different fruit) on a windowsill or counter, and the mother saying they wouldn't ripen, but after a time, she eats one and it has ripened, and the last line is talking about the juice running down her chin.