Aren't they beautiful? One of the joys of summer: luscious, blushing, perfumed, peaches. I know it is possible to get peaches all year round, but canned peaches taste metallic and they don't have the velvet skin or the scent that makes me both ravenous and drowsy. Frozen peaches. . . well, I won't get into frozen peaches. Nothing compares to the real thing. I want to buy bags and bags of peaches and live on them until the season is over.
From blossoms comes
this brown paper bag of peaches
we bought from the boy
at the bend in the road where we turned toward
signs painted Peaches.
- From Blossoms, Li-Young Lee