Explore Poems GO!

The Plums Tasted

Rating: 2.7

The plums tasted
sweet to the unlettered desert-tribe girl-
but what manners! To chew into each! She was ungainly,
low-caste, ill mannered and dirty,
but the god took the
fruit she'd been sucking.
Why? She'd knew how to love.
She might not distinquish
splendor from filth
but she'd tasted the nectar of passion.

Might not know any Veda,
Read More

READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
COMMENTS OF THE POEM