Not Your Typical Bowl Full of Cherries

Bowl of Cherries
To share for moments of your song.

 Bowl Full of Cherries

I. Sharing

To share sweet fruit for moments of your song,

collection of verse like ripened cherries

to stain your fingers like other berries

with different ends, all sweet, not one is wrong.

A man and wife huddle around a bowl

of dark red Cherries from a local farm

some Pink Perfection gathered for their charm

these April blossoms for the summer soul.

A time when husband and wife will both smile

each Cherry broken to expose the pit

to stain their lips with sweetness once taboo.

The pits have started making quite a pile

as pair of hands grab more from where they sit

as if their fruit was harvested for two.

Some Pink Perfection Cherries
…Humble Brush we wash in sink.

II. Types

A Maraschino in our adult drink

or Tibetan Cherry for mindfullness

these Sargent Cherries for our idleness

to Humble Brush Cherries we wash in sink.

From dark rippled wood of the Cherry Tree

once used to carve an ornamental life

where Stone Fruit finds its sweetness in its strife

these brilliant colored blossoms memory.

Where birds will find the pits from Wild Cherry

and share their find with others from this yard

a second harvest after Aprils catch.

To sit and stretch under the Cherry Tree,

a time when life will not take us off guard,

a drupe in corymbs piled into a batch.

A Corymb of Cherries
…Cherries for our religion…

III. A Corymb of Cherries

Henry the Eighth had fondness for this fruit,

a fruit originally from Turkey

though history maybe somewhat murky,

one taste was all it took to take its root.

They trucked the first American Cherries

To when a “New York” was “New Netherlands”

enjoyed in Brooklyn by different hands

who picked as much as straw basket carries.

Imagine Dutch shaking without a fear

where through the sour berries some are sweet,

the sour ones collected for kitchen.

To wait for new trees to produce all year.

A smell of Cherry Pie at door to greet,

a bowl of Cherries for new religion.



Jamie Lee Hamann
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Jamie Lee Hamann

Things have changed over the years. My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished two collections of poetry "Six Years of Service" and "The Rhyme of the Ancient Middle Class" both available on Amazon and plans for more. I share a weekly poem for TCE every Saturday. I started work on my first novel and I am using TCE to share my progress as I go. I share new excerpts of this work every weekend. A Science Fiction novel that I hope is enjoyable to read. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. I am excited to share my poetry and my writing. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

4 thoughts on “Not Your Typical Bowl Full of Cherries

  • July 16, 2019 at 12:23 AM

    I’ve always loved cherries and here in Australia, it is a Christmas fruit, important on Christmas day. They are particularly addictive, hard to stop eating and rather expensive at the beginning of the season. But they are worth it. Nicely penned tribute to the humble cherry, a world favourite. Thanks, Jaimie.

  • July 16, 2019 at 12:28 AM

    Ahhh! Jamie you have made my mouth water for cherries and I must get some soon to satisfy my craving. Wonderful work with these verses. Well done dear friend. So glad you got your computer fixed. Take care.

  • July 16, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Nice one with the scent of cherries and the remembrance of their taste on my tongue.


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