About Pears


Pears are one of my favorite subjects to draw and paint.  Here are some lines from two poems with different points of view on pears.   I like them both.


Some say

It was a pear Eve ate.

Why else the shape

Of the womb,

Or of the cello

Whose single song is grief

For the parent tree?


(Pears – by Linda Pastan)



Pears are not viols,

Nudes or bottles.

They resemble nothing else


They are yellow forms

Composed of curves

Bulging towards the base


They are not flat surfaces

Having curved outlines

They are round

Tapering towards the top


The pears are not seen

As the observer wills.


(Study of Two Pears – by Wallace Stevens)


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