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Belly Good

Rating: 3.2
A heap of wheat, says the Song of Songs
but I've never seen wheat in a pile.
Apples, potatoes, cabbages, carrots
make lumpy stacks, but you are sleek
as a seal hauled out in the winter sun.
I can see you as a great goose egg
or a single juicy and fully ripe peach.
You swell like a natural grassy hill.
You are symmetrical as a Hopewell mound,
with the eye of the navel wide open,
the eye of my apple, the pear's port
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Bharati Nayak 05 December 2018
The poem is so unique in its topic as well as presentation.Let me quote from the poem- - - - In anxiety I clutch you with nervous fingers as if you were a purse full of calm. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - You are our female shame and sunburst strength.
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bentley 26 August 2018
This . idk how you people like this.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 03 October 2017
Beautiful poem with nice penmanship. Thanks and congratulations for being selected as the poem of the day.
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Edward Kofi Louis 03 October 2017
Nervous Fingers! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 03 October 2017
Such an excellent work by Marge Piercy??????
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Susan Williams 01 November 2015
She handles words like the most fluid of paints
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Colleen Courtney 18 May 2014
I adore this brilliant poem! I shall no longer feel ashamed of my middle age belly!
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a person 23 September 2018
because of a poem? um ok
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