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This is today's freebie, prompted by LJ user Rhodielady_47.

"Asian Pears"

Crunchy and juicy,
Asian pears are more about
texture than flavor --
so tasty in fruit salads,
refreshing after summer.

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The tanka form belongs to the family of Oriental poetry.

Asian pears, also known as apple-pears, have a distinctive texture but not a lot of flavor.

Kigo  are words used in haiku and other Asian poetry to symbolize a season.  Asian pears represent autumn.

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Date: 2016-02-03 07:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck

They're known as nashi pears hereabouts.


Date: 2016-02-04 12:08 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I'm curious as to why they are not considered to have much flavor. I used to live in Tottori Japan which is famous for its pears, at least that's what people in Tottori say, and they seemed to have plenty of flavor to me, and that flavor was in EVERYTHING. Ice cream, shave ice, Popsicles, bread, sold indicidually in grocery stores with ridiculous amounts of packaging to maintain their perfection for exorbitant prices... They were very pear obsessed in my area. Do you think Tottori pears are different? I certainly got an earful about how much more juicy and delicious Tottori pears were on a regular basis, and pears weren't high on my list of foods to try when I was away from that area so I can't say that I have any frame of reference for comparison.


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Date: 2016-02-03 02:59 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] technoshaman.livejournal.com

Aha! Today I have learnt something.


Date: 2016-02-03 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
The online lists of kigo are tremendously useful.


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