JARS OF OLD

Jars Art by Majeur

HAIBUN

Finding this image of jars brings back wonderful memories of my French grandmother who operated a butcher shop in which this type jar contained succulent olives of Provence.  There were 3 of them containing the favored black, red and green olives.  I am fortunate to have one of these jars in my home.  Another memory was climbing the hill to the cemetery lined with a very old olive grove.

HAIKU

Such a peaceful sign

Sprig of a fruited olive

Man’s health purified

“If the olive trees knew the hands that planted them, their oil would become tears.”  –Mahmoud Darwish

Olive trees can produce up to 1,000 years, if tenderly cared for and experience two cold months in the year for growth in the warm Mediterranean climate.

“But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.”  –Psalm 52:8

These delicious olives are everywhere today, but as I learned recently, don’t buy those black olives in the can, they are painted black and they taste rubbery – Ugh!