"Pears on a Silver Dish" by Juan de van der Hamen‘The Pear Pit’ by Leland James The Society February 24, 2022 Children's, Humor, Poetry 8 Comments . The Pear Pit I fell into a pear pitupon a summer’s day.I fell into a pear pitand whiled the time away. How sad will be the hunter,as sad as he can be,finding not a pitted pearbut finding only me. . . Leland James is the author of five poetry collections, four children’s books in verse, and a book on creative writing and poetry craft. He has published over three hundred poems worldwide including The Lyric, Rattle, London Magazine, The South Carolina Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, New Millennium Writings, The American Poetry Review, The Haiku Quarterly, The American Cowboy, and The Ekphrastic Review. He was the winner of the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award and has won or received honors in many other competitions, both in the USA and Europe. Find him at www.lelandjamespoet.com & https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/leland-james NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 8 Responses Paul Freeman February 24, 2022 I was not sad at all to find, your pear pit poem here. Let me help you out and we can go and have a beer. Thanks for the read and the chance to warm up my numb-skull. Reply C.B. Anderson February 24, 2022 I’m not sure what this poem is really about, but I kike it. Reply Leland James February 24, 2022 Well, that’s perfectly understandable because the poem isn’t about anything. It’s just a bit of whimsey playing around with words. Glad you like it. Reply Leland James February 24, 2022 Well, that’s perfectly understandable because the poem isn’t about anything. It’s just a bit of whimsey playing around with words. Glad you like it. Reply C.B. Anderson February 25, 2022 Whimsey is always good unless it’s represented as something else. But I still think that there is a perverse moral lesson lurking beneath the surface. Poems at all times are meant to be read into. Reply Cheryl Corey February 24, 2022 Shall there be a pity party for lack of pitted pear? Yes, Leland, it’s very whimsical, and carried further, might lead to something a la “Peter Piper picked a peck…” etc. Thanks for this humorous ditty. Reply Jack DesBois February 24, 2022 While strolling on the parapet, I happened to look down: There Leland James was sitting In a pear pit on the ground. With one last bite, I dropped my pear pit Squarely on his pate– Now, won’t that hunter have A pretty riddle to relate? Such fun! Thank you for this bit of finely crafted whimsy. Reply Leland James February 25, 2022 Oh my! I’ve never been IN a poem before. Thanks. Reply Leave a Reply to Paul Freeman Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.