orange fruit

the season of oranges

i smell the scent of clementines
and i see a window of white
and all of this brought together
reminds me of a childhood
filled with hot cocoa dreams
and cringy movies beyond 
imagination and i wait for 
the season of oranges all year
remembering its origin and
peel away my anticipation

In the style of Nikki Giovanni’s “winter poem”

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January 21, 2022 9:11 pm

This is really cool, I like what you did with the formatting and enjambment. I think it could be cool if you abstract the ideas a little more, maybe describe each one more in depth. Great job and I hope to read more from you soon!


January 21, 2022 9:08 pm

Lilly, I really like the imagery you used in this poem. I also like that your poem is based on another one, but with a personal twist. The tone is light and nostalgic, and I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for your writing and I hope to read more of it in the future!

January 21, 2022 9:08 pm

I like this poem it has a nice mood that really comes across in a good way. The tone is well encapsulated in all the words. I do think you should capitalize your I’s however.

January 21, 2022 9:07 pm

I love your poem, when you talk about the smell of clementines and what it reminds you of I thought the same thing, my favorite part is the two lines “..the season of oranges all year remembering its origin…”. the rhythm is really good and thoughtful.

January 21, 2022 9:04 pm

I really like this poem! The style is not only nostalgic but the imagery makes me see what you were imagining. Overall, this is a unique poem, love it!

January 18, 2022 3:31 pm

I love your poem, Lily! Your poem is relatable to readers since many people have had the great experience of enjoying a tangy orange on a cold, winter day. You’re right; I associate oranges with winter more than summer because for some reason, our house always has clementines in the winter.

January 18, 2022 3:27 pm

The imagery is awesome! You can feel the longingness in your words even with such a short poem

January 18, 2022 3:24 pm

I like your alliterations. I like the descriptive terms like windows of white and peel away my anticipation. I think they give nice imagery.

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