The Winter (Essence of) Pear

Essence of Pear

We humans are always looking, but perhaps seldom seeing.  Hence my attempt to “see” a pear.

Is always Age severe?

Is never Youth austere?

Spring-fruits are sour to eat;

Autumn’s the mellow time.

Nay, very late in the year,

5 Short day and frosty rime,

Thought, like a winter pear,

Stone-cold in summer’s prime, May turn from harsh to sweet.

– The Winter Pear By William Allingham (1824–1889) From ‘Ballads and Songs’