Oddments

In search of story


6 Comments

November 1.19

Apple walnut cinnamon pie,

winter oven, my, oh, my.

Syrup’d slices, cinnamon dust

rise through nose to memory’s must:

oilclothed table, rolling pin,

floured apron, floor and chin,

pigtail peelings, glowing stove,

maybe nutmeg, maybe clove.

Coming in from bitter world,

boots well stomped and scarf unfurled,

amber warmth starts deep within

like radiator through my skin.

Kitchens of the long-ago,

swathed in early evening snow,

hug me still because I spy

apple walnut cinnamon pie.

 

Huzzahs and thanks to photographer S.W. Berg,

and kudos to dessert chefs at McCormick and Schmick’s, Virginia Beach, VA.

What memoried fragrance arises from this photo!

As this hectic season hurls us into next year,

I wish you, dear reader,

some sanity from a warm and spicy kitchen.

 

 

 


Leave a comment

Connections: November 27.16

2016-11-01-bougainvilleaWhile winter creeps in

cold and unfeeling

the pet bougainvillea

cavorts to the ceiling

scoffing at frost

in leafy profusion

flaunting its tentacled

optical illusion.

More thanks to the S.W. Berg Photo Archives

and applause for the D.J.Berg Green Thumb.

Connections


4 Comments

Connections: February 19

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
Like winter water

mocking the sky

with the truth

of its own dullness.

Like winter water

damned to eternal slowness

seeking

somewhere

to be warmed.

Like winter water

so cold it numbs itself

stops blood

takes breath.

So memory

leaching warmth of the present

with winter water

of the undead past.

Connections