A glimpse into an evening in April

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Five potatoes, preferably brown butter mashed
as colour in the sky turns to stormful ash
a dash of kosher salt, pepper and chopped chives
five poems left until the end of the month arrives.
Now add herb-garlic cheese and follow the recipe
I ponder upon life, its truth and its brevity.
Five hours, five minutes pass like they’re nothing
if troubles arise don’t ever dream of running.
Five seconds to figure whether we love or hate,
but first we must devour the dish that awaits.


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Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

30 Replies to “A glimpse into an evening in April”

  1. Oh, I like this, how often do we ponder when preparing a meal. I especially like the line
    “I ponder upon life, its truth and its brevity.” And, those potatoes sound yummy πŸ™‚

  2. I like how you have captured an April evening as a list of five. It really put me in the moment and I felt I was right there with you! Well done and viva la!

    1. Thank you so much, Isadora πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  3. Oh, those scrumptious potatoes! You do recall that one of my vices is gluttony? Poetry is perhaps another – but now I suddenly notice that, in all the reading, I have not yet had breakfast. πŸ™‚

  4. Yes, Sanaa, we must wait for the arrival. We can’t rush it. Congratulations though, I know you can do it. I’m also on schedule but have been very busy and have posted late for a bit. Readership is down that way but I WILL finish too.

  5. This is so very well done. The single stanza, and extended metaphor deliver the meal as a whole, and you have garnished it with a dash of rhyme. I so enjoyed this poem.

  6. I almost couldn’t get past the art, but you drew me in with the brown butter. Great poem of five, Sanaa!

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