NPM: Q is For Hope

Q is for Hope



sweet tissue paper
quince blossoms ripen into
juicy, tart golden
fruit, ready to be transformed
again: jelly for my toast.

Draft, © Catherine Flynn, 2023

My grandmother grew up on a farm (our home is built on what used to be one of the cow pastures) and she once told me about helping her mother rub the fuzz off the quinces from their quince orchard so she could make jelly. Sadly, the part of the farm with the quince orchard was sold before I was born, so I’ve never had any quince jelly on my toast. My mother remembers though, and she loved it!

Fir0002 at the English-language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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