The Cloaked Monk’s http://cloakedmonk.com/ March Challenge for day 11 is “Fruit.”
IN HOMAGE TO THE APPLE
by Mike Patrick
I will not curse the apple,
thought it be the most cursed of fruit.
It was not the apple,
which locked the gates of Eden;
twas weakness of the flesh
and Satan’s evil tongue.
If the fruit of the forbidden tree
had not tempted Eve,
the Earth, looking like an orchard,
would be an empty place.
Hail to thee, inoffensive apple.
You brighten our trees
and grace our tables.
You are beauty to the eye
and pleasure to the palate.
Would that I could love you more.