Apples and Flowersby Pierre-August Renoir
by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Apple cobbler, apple-cake,
Apple sauce and apple pie—
No one can resist their taste,
Or pass an apple dumpling by!
Cinnamon and powdered clove,
Grated nutmeg, sugar, crumbs,
Make apple Betty fit for kings,
And sweet as sugar-plums!
Apples by the bushel box—
Everyone can help himself,
Children never beg for sweets,
With apples handy on the shelf.
When Eve put her white hand forth
And picked an apple from a tree,
She helped all housewives’ menus out,
And planned six months’ dessert for me!