2023 NaPoWriMo #17 (Pi Pa)

April is here again and that means its National Poetry Writing Month and for my second year I’ll be joining the 30 poems in 30 days challenge hosted by napowrimo.net. For this challenge, a poetry prompt will be provided daily during the month of April and if I can keep on track I’ll achieve the 30 poems in 30 days goal. So enough chatter…let’s go! It’s time for NaPoWriMo!

Write a poem that contains the name of a specific variety of edible plant — preferably one that grows in your area. Make a specific comparison between some aspect of the plant’s lifespan and your own (or someone close to you).


In the interest of educating myself I went into our garden and took the below photograph and then did research to identify what I was looking at (i.e., I asked my wife and together we checked with the translator to get the English name).

Our Garden’s 枇杷 (Pi Pa) Tree (i.e., “loquat”)

Dear Pi Pa

Dear Pi Pa,
My how you have grown since baba planted you years ago in the back corner of our garden; where the sun and shade seem to partner perfectly to provide the right amount of light to bare fruit. Baba isn’t around this year to delight in your abundance. Will we taste the bittersweetness in you?

Be well,



  1. Kathleen says:


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  2. murisopsis says:

    A tree that bears more than fruit – it gifts you with memories!!

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