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Not to be confused with its relative
the golden pear

The fruit is edible when cooked
but when it ages to hard perfume    
an entire margin of winter
can be eaten raw

In Europe, quince is a symbol of love

Most varieties are astringent and sour
unless softened by decay

Posted 12/15/14
An excerpt of FROM A TREE, a zine of erasures taken from Wikipedia entries for fruit, vegetables, and herbs.
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