1. a chambered, many-seeded, globose fruit, having a tough, usually red rind and surmounted by a crown of calyx lobes, the edible portion consisting of pleasantly acid flesh developed from the outer seed coat.
2. the shrub or small tree, Punica granatum, that bears it, native to south-western Asia but widely cultivated in warm regions.
There’s a fragile rose inside my window,
Made of pomegranate blossoms and seeds
Ruffled under the hand of antic winds
Turned blue under restoration frosting
haiku 8th November 2017
1 week ago