The pear blossom and Edna St. Vincent Millay

Hi folks! I hope you’re keeping well.

I just wanted to share with you a photo of the first blossom to open on my pear tree (here in my country abode near Posadas village in the province of Cordova).

But how could I not include a poem about a pear tree? So here it is:

The Pear Tree by Edna St. Vincent Millay

In this squalid, dirty dooryard,

Where the chickens scratch and run,

White, incredible, the pear tree

Stands apart and takes the sun,

Mindful of the eyes upon it,

Vain of its new holiness,

Like the waste-man’s little daughter

In her first communion dress.

And here is the lady herself:

Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892- October 19, 1950, USA) Photo taken by Carl Van Vechten, 1933 (from Wiki)

Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American lyrical poet and playwright. Encouraged to read the classics at home, she was too rebellious to make a success of formal education, but she won poetry prizes from an early age, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1923, and went on to use verse as a medium for her feminist activism.’ (Wiki)

For more about her, see here: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Edna-St-Vincent-Millay

The pear blossom symbolises hope and lasting friendship and is also associated with purity, longevity, and immortality. It is held in high regard by the Chinese.

Well, that’s all for now — thanks for visiting.

Take care xxx