Saturday, July 13, 2024
HomeCulturePoetry‘The Zing’

‘The Zing’

In orchards kissed by the sun’s warm embrace,
Where citrus blossoms bloom with gentle grace,
There lies some fruit, both sour and sweet,
A golden gem, a culinary treat.

Lemons, radiant orbs on boughs of green,
Hold secrets in their zest yet to be seen.
Their fragrance, like a summer’s dream,
Awakens senses in a fragrant stream.

With skins so bright, like the morning’s ray,
They brighten kitchens on a cloudy day.
In their tartness, a bold and vibrant song,
A symphony of flavour, crisp and strong.

Sliced thin in water, a refreshing delight,
Or squeezed in a pitcher on a hot, hazy night.
Lemons transform, both heals and cleanses,
Their essence a gift that nature dispenses.

From lemonade stands to pies with meringue,
In marinades, dressings, a flavour to hang.
They dance in cocktails, a burst of tang,
A citrusy zest, a jubilant clang.

In lemon’s essence, life’s essence we find,
A lesson in balance, in flavour entwined.
For like life itself, it’s both bitter and sweet,
In lemons, a lesson both simple and deep.

So, when life hands you lemons, they say,
Squeeze them for all they’re worth, I pray.
For in their sour challenge, you might just find
A taste of resilience, the strength of your mind.

Lemons, you are nature’s joyful art,
A reminder that sweetness can spring from the heart.
In your vibrant hues and zesty embrace,
You leave a lasting, citrusy trace.


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