And the arguments we have with the fathers of these children who sigh when they have to use a week of their precious holiday to look after the fruit of their loins
, which they wanted too, rather than use it to go mountain-biking or fishing or scratching themselves on the sofa.
As the poem hints, the pain of such experiences leads the grandfather and other bereaved family members to pull back from the younger members of the family, the fruit of their loins
, just as they come to neglect the fruit trees in the backyard, neither tending them or effectively harvesting their fruit.
Those who died never existed, their sons and daughters never existed, their dreams and aspirations never existed, the fruit of their loins
never blossomed to feel the heat of the sun, the coolness of the water, the fruit of the tree of life.
May the fruit of their loins
be cursed as well as the fruit of their lands".