_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F
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4/24/2005 1:05 am

Last Read:
3/5/2006 9:27 pm


Fruit & Vegetables by Erica Jong

This book contains love poems, sensual poems, topical satires, feminist poems, poems about a woman's mind, poems about death. explores a number of the literary facets of fruit, its surrealistic, funny, and last but not least erotic.

"But bananas are like poets: they only want to be told how great they are."

Just for the record, I dont like bananas

"Fruits and Vegetables" begins with just Adam and the apple instead of Adam and Eve.

Goodbye, he waved, entering the apple.
That red siren,
whose white flesh turns brown
with prolonged exposure to the air,
opened her perfect cheeks to receive him.
She took him in.
The garden revolved in her glossy patinas of skin.

Jong describes the apple as a "siren," just to remind us that the apple is subject to decay. Here a final picture of Adam before the Fall.

Adam naming the fruit,
after the creation of fruit,
his tongue tickling
the crimson lips of the pomegranate
the tip of his penis licking
the cheeks of the peach,
quince petals in his hair,
his blue arms full of plums,
his legs wrapped around watermelons,
dandling pumpkins on his fatherly knees,
tomatoes heaped around him in red pyramids...


he sighs

to kingdom come.

Don't you love this vision on Genesis ?
I know I do.

Liefs Coffee

Erik_Bloodaxe 56M

4/24/2005 3:34 pm

I thought there was an eggplant in there somewhere? Or am I barking up the wrong grape vine?

omahafella 60M

4/24/2005 8:07 pm

Erica is simply using the literary technique of 'simile'

She certainly is a creative mind. I've not read anything of hers since Fear of Flying. In that, read her description of 'zipless fuck' and you'll see she's used this technique for years. Timeless.

Think I'll have another Tequila.

_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

4/26/2005 11:36 am

*serves Erik some eggplant tea*

_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

4/26/2005 11:38 am

and one Tequila comming up for Omaha

_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

4/26/2005 11:40 am

Tea for my sister coffee ?

_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F

5/4/2005 11:23 pm

yikes banana flavour....

_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F

5/4/2005 11:23 pm

How bout coffee flavour ?

_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F

5/4/2005 11:24 pm

seems like people dont like to read here....

_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

9/30/2005 5:36 am

nope....all they do is watching porn and wank

_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

9/30/2005 5:38 am

I liked the book......a lot

_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

9/30/2005 5:39 am

btw....that apple guy is really cute

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