You must learn how to peel, man. 

The fruit in your hand is ripe.

Cut, so! Reel, as you ring it round,

Like a ball.

Hold the rind to your nose, man.

Smell, ’til your eyes burn. Then

Bite. And when the juice sweets your tongue,


Let the seed fall.

                                 BARBARA FERLAND


About The Henry Brothers

We are English teachers involved in ELT publishing in Turkey, and also touring the country giving workshops and presentations to English teachers, mainly on the use of poetry, storytelling and other lively activities in the classroom. We can be contacted by e-mail to or
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