Beneath Blossom

In April’s last bright shower

of white pear petals

she took him gently

laid on daffodils

that soothed winter’s heartache

so by January next

they had their son


n.b. NaPoWriMo 2021 Day Fourteen a poem from a first or last name:

i) Perry from the Welsh patronymic ‘ap Henry’ / son of Henry.

ii) Perry from the English meaning ‘someone living by a pear tree.’

Here, a romantic combination of both derivations.

Pictures of perry pear tree kindly provided by Maya Love at Avalon Permaculture Garden, Somerset. Thank you, Maya.



C L Perry



  1. Big smile. No man is – oh man! 😀

  2. So sweet. A story poem. Just the juice

    1. ….pressed within an inch of its life

  3. Nice pairing of the derivatives. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Ken! I enjoyed reading your poem this morning by the way.

  4. kim881 says:

    Romantic and sweet as a pear.

  5. Rachael says:

    Romantic! ✨

    1. Glad it reads as such! Thank you for reading and commenting.

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