无花果

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仿佛亿万年前的一个故事

遗落在茫茫星河

而又被拾起

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我不知道那些跨过博斯普鲁斯海峡的

希腊勇士

行囊中是否装满无花果干为漫漫征战中的粮食

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那特洛伊城中的幸存者

据说创建罗马城的两兄弟

是否将无花果植满罗马的大地

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我想象背着竖琴流浪的荷马

坐在无花果树下歇息

伸手摘下甜美的无花果充饥

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那滴落的洁白乳汁

那弹唱的竖琴

那千古传扬的故事......

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于是

我有了一株无花果树

我会精心培护她度过艰辛的冬天

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期盼着多少多少年

我们在一起

让远古延续

2015.11.06

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Figs can trace their history back to the earliest of times with mentions in the Bible and other ancient writings. They are thought to have been first cultivated in Egypt. They spread to ancient Crete and then subsequently, around the 9th century BC, to ancient Greece, where they became a staple foodstuff in the traditional diet. Figs were held in such esteem by the Greeks that they created laws forbidding the export of the best quality figs. Figs were also revered in ancient Rome where they were thought of as a sacred fruit. According to Roman myth, the wolf that nurtured the twin founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, rested under a fig tree. During this period of history, at least 29 varieties of figs were already known.

Figs were later introduced to other regions of the Mediterranean by ancient conquerors and then brought to the Western Hemisphere by the Spaniards in the early 16th century. In the late 19th century, when Spanish missionaries established the mission in San Diego, California, they also planted fig trees. These figs turned out to be inferior in quality to those that were imported from Europe, and it wasn’t until the development of further cultivation techniques in the early 20th century that California began focused cultivation and processing of figs. Today, California remains one of the largest producers of figs in addition to Turkey, Greece, Portugal and Spain.

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