This poem was written for the Worcestershire poet laureate contest 2011, in which Sarah was a finalist. Click on the last line of the poem, to reveal the painting created by Sam Hutchcocks and Julie Haller of Moonlit Murals (www.moonlitmurals.com) in response to Sarah’s poem. Other links throughout this poem will take you to various pictures, poems and references, allowing you as the reader to create your own personal version of this poem. Enjoy!
(or No Scrigglings*)
The fruit bowl brims with ripe curves, smooth green skins
flushed with sunrise streaks of red, yellow, pink…
Worcester Pearmains hint strawberry perfume,
promise great flavour, character and juice.
Lush Parkinson’s Wardens – our famed Black Pear –
boast a slow-cooked sweetness, there to be shared.
Each shift of light reveals new shapes; new tastes
in each bite from the county’s rich landscape.
And for the final brushstroke, glazed with awe:
a cheeky dash of our Worcestershire sauce!
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