Saturday, 9 March 2013

On ripe fruits


    

  in the blender 
the pared frozen fruits
     thicken in its juice
a slush of faint morning dawn,
  fusion of ice crystals & cream-

i pour the smoothie in my cup,
  bits of tropical tang & sticky flesh
clings to the roof of my mouth-
    its ripe roots, like wild honey
collect memories like seeded trees:  
  jazzy blues, heat/ed summer nights- 

in my thick sweater & beanie, 
    you roll in my tongue like bitter-
sweet song -



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the basic is an experiment--

break the cumin seeds in the oily pan,
   tap a few spices, pungent & yelling of sun-
   dried palms, 2x roasted --  

as i count each round peach as perfect, 
   even with slight wrinkles & cuts -
   like nature, growing ripe/old, with/out tampering--      

in your hands, the sauce simmers & shudders--  
   i bite a chocolate piece, wishing for its
   decadent sweetness 




Posted for:   Real Toads - Sunday's Challenge - Poets in the Kitchen - It's all about food & taste, I am hosting ~ Smiles ~  

And D'verse Poets Pub - weaving these words:   sauce, chocolates, hands, count, double,  yells, break, basic, round, shudder (From my children)  

picture credit:   here

64 comments:

  1. Nom nom in all possible unhidden and hidden meanings of the poem :)
    Believe it or not, I'm drinking homemade kiwi/banana/orange/honey juice while reading this....

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    1. how many children do you have, Grace?

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    2. Sounds divine Dezzy ~ I feel like making a smoothie ~ Smiles ~

      I got 3 sweet children + 1 crabby one~

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    3. woohoo! Hooray for the kidos :) Are they very small or grown up?

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  2. Grace, this is deliciously sensual! Love 'a slush of faint morning dawn' and 'pungent & yelling of sun- dried palms, 2x roasted.' Good thing it is lunchtime for me here. Smiles!

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    1. I was in the kitchen when writing this ~ Thank you Mary ~

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  3. The fruity smoothie sounds decadent and divine.. I like the way you attached it to fond memories on a cold morning.

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  4. Dare I say mol-e? and smoothies and fried ice cream, rolling memories with now. And as a warm special sauce, invite someone. Taste buds live delightfully on the tongue.

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    1. It does indeed Susan ~ Thanks ~

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  5. Oh! This is wonderful. I seriously want a smoothie and chocolate now. (Not kidding) and I don't usually have a sweet tooth.

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    1. Sounds good to me ~ Thank you Gretchen ~

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  6. nice..i like the wrinkled peaches...aging gracefully is a good thing...and getting sweeter and sweeter the older they get...i want that too...smiles...jazzy blues, heat/ed summer nights- ...ok...i'm def. in for a smoothie...smiles

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  7. you roll in my tongue like bitter-
    sweet song...nice...like that line much in that first...and i love a good smoothie...i would take fruit over chocolate any day...smiles. ha i like your word play as well in the second /old with/ out...the shuddering sauce...ha....you did well with the words...smiles.

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    1. I am learning Brian, thanks ~

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  8. A smoothie like that even I'd try under my sky, pfft I'll get crabby too, when I'm old at my zoo, the fun way though. Have a good weekend at your show.

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  9. "yelling of sun"-- so perfect!

    YUM!

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  10. Grace, these are beautiful, and all of a sudden I am hungry...

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  11. You made me hungry! I obviously need to gather some ingredients!

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  12. This has made me so hungry, absolutely brilliant food descriptions, love this.

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  13. ...Grace you made this so tangible for our senses...luscious, succulent, mouth watering..ah all the more to demostrate how effective your words today are to me... i think you have a call for fame as a household poet... the simplicity & natural, easy flow of your descriptions are helping us understand poetry better than the last... wonderful offering & truly enjoyed... smiles...

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  14. wow this is so sensual, and very creative! Hmm what's my hubby doin

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  15. "its ripe roots, like wild honey
    collect memories like seeded trees:
    jazzy blues, heat/ed summer nights-"

    Love this!! My stomach is doing that rumble-y thing!! Great writing, Grace!

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    1. Those are my favorite lines too Hannah ~ Thank you for your visit and participation ~

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  16. Wonderful Grace, and as much as I want to leave a lengthier comment, for some reason, I need a fruit smoothie and some chocolate cake RIGHT NOW! ;)

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    1. Ha..ha..that's really funny ~ Thanks for the visit ~

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  17. Wow, lots of tastes and flavors going on. You definitely pulled me into the poetry kitchen. Quite a tasty experience. I might have to trade the beer in my hand for a smoothie now.

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    1. Come to the poetry kitchen, Smiles ~ Thanks for the visit ~

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  18. Wonderfully sensual poetry. Isn't it amazing how erotic-almost food poetry can be?

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    1. Yes, it is ~ And I didn't even have a word like kiss in here ~

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  19. Yum! Beautiful sensual and sensuous. k.

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  20. Wow, that makes for a tasty poem. Loved the textures and emotions.

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  21. As usual you have cooked up another great dish ;)

    I'm raiding the cupboards for chocolate now!

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  22. Love it that your poem was cooked up in the kitchen, Grace. Nigella in wait with poetry?
    We, me and my five girls, love chocolate fondue with fruits anytime anyday!

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  23. I particularly adore that second piece!

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  24. Oh, this is nice Grace! It brings the taste buds alive! Give me the smoothies and all! Nicely!

    Hank

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  25. Both have the most amazing, powerful endings! I have melted :)

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  26. I like raspberries. And chocolate. Separately, or at the same time. I suppose I would like them in a smoothie, but I have no blender.

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  27. Wonderfully tasty. Soon a morning smoothie here. Great :-)

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  28. Stuff to give the troops, my Gran would have said. Tasty beyond words.

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  29. I want to dig out the blender and get busy as I read this. Yummy!
    K

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  30. Loving the food prompt and wishing I had been over there to see it and partake...what sticks out to me are the sweater and beanie for some reason...they make all the food descriptives fall in line, if you get my drift to give this a distinct tasty whole ;)

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  31. Hi Grace, I really enjoyed finding a place in the garden today. Your first piece is luscious and vibrant and the second is rich and sweet and full of motion. I like the notion of nature wavering on its own.

    Thanks so much for keeping in touch. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

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  32. in my thick sweater & beanie, you roll in my tongue like bitter-sweet song - Love that line. You make food sound so delightfully sensual

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  33. very tasty. descriptors are lush

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  34. Wow Grace, that was brave letting your kids pick your words, but it all came together so well - certainly much better than my effort.

    All those taste words - I'm so glad I've just eaten or I'd be really hungry now!

    Just one thing - there's a clash in "fruits thicken in its" - either the singular possessive pronoun and plural noun don't agree or it should be "fruit thickens ..." I mention it because it made me stumble in my reading right at the start.

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  35. Tasty as usual, I just had some vitamin C boosted smoothie, fighting a bit of a cold, take care.

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  36. I enjoyed your "jazzy blues" :-)

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  37. Oh yes delicious, and dreamy...oooh Chocolate!

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  38. Pour me a tall glass will yah?! ;D
    I might add blueberries to mine!
    Fun challenge~

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  39. I love how you weaved all the words.

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  40. a slush of faint morning dawn...love that! Delectable all the way around Grace!

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  41. I am hungry now, and yearning for a big piece of chocolate cake and a luscious smoothie to wash it down with. Delicious imagery, tasty feelings, left me craving for more :)

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  42. Ooooh...This really tickles my taste buds! Delicious piece of writing! Kudos Grace!

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  43. that was quite yummy. i esp liked-'in my thick sweater & beanie,
    you roll in my tongue like bitter-
    sweet song'

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  44. Ah, food, desserts, always a wonderful subject to visualise and to read about! Made me hungry for more.

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  45. Love, love, love the first one, Grace!

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  46. I start every day I am home with a smoothie. I have been traveling for nearly a week now, and aside from my sweet dogs, the morning smoothie is what I most miss!

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  47. heavenly delicious art of writing...What a tasty style very imaginative..GOD<3U

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  48. Your writing is so beautiful, you always amaze me! The duplicity is fantastic!! As always, thank you!!

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