A Poem is like an Orange (SunWinks! 7 September 2014 – Shuffle)


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An orange is a fruit.
Fruit it is with pips.
Pips, pips, pips and
Juicy orange flesh

It is full of vitamin C.
It is good for you.

Orange juice is an orange juiced, with no pips.
It is good for you, too.

A poem is not an orange.
No. No. We all know that.


A poem is the product of a juice: the creative juice.
It is an orange in reverse.


Yes. It swirls in your heart and brain.
It swirls in juicy swirls.
It swirls in juicy rainbow colours.

It is good for you, too.

So let the colours flow.
Let them flow unhindered.
Orange, yellow, purple, blue and green.
Let them flow.

Let them flow, flow, flow and flow.
Catch them as they flow
On the go.

Catch them in a poem.


I was trying to shuffle, but half way through describing an orange the idea about the creative juice occurred in my mind and this poem is what I ended up with.

Copyright © Irina Dimitric 2014



About irinadim

Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL: http://irinadim.com
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19 Responses to A Poem is like an Orange (SunWinks! 7 September 2014 – Shuffle)

  1. georgiakevin says:

    This is such a fun poem to read! Your work is so worth reading!

  2. Yes, Irina, that’s the creative process! This is great!

  3. pambrittain says:

    Do the orange shuffle?

  4. slpsharon says:

    Juicy it might be, but you got the essence of an orange.

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  8. Aquileana says:

    I love it… “A poem is an orange in reverse”. Congrats on this one, my friend.
    Hugs from Aquileana 😀

  9. F.G.M. says:

    Beautiful poem! I’m glad we’re now “connected” .. do you know that a famous French poet, Paul Eluard, has written a very famous metaphor: the Earth is blue like an orange… you poem reminded me of him! Kind regards, F.

  10. Mila B says:

    Hello mate nice ppost

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