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.

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. I love this!!!! Perfect nothing to take away, nothing to add.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  2. Ellecee says:

    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™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ellecee πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  3. Paul Scribbles says:

    Simple is beautiful which is what this is.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Paul πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  4. Isadora Gruye says:

    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. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  5. Vivian Zems says:

    Delightful…. there’s beauty in brevity πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Vivian ❀️

  6. Bjorn says:

    I think with a dish like this (sounds very good) the dishes will be easy to do.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❀️

  7. kanzensakura says:

    I like your April evening! The dishes will be so easy to do and the potatoes sound scrumptious.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  8. gillena says:

    Indeed, luv potato mash. Great list poem Sanaa

    Much🌼love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

      Much🌺love

  9. Margaret says:

    Sit down and eat – you can’t think on an empty stomach. Sounds like the Polish and Italian mothers I knew growing up!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Margaret πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  10. 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™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  11. Jim says:

    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.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Jim ❀️

  12. Delicious and simple!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marilyn πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  13. Kerry says:

    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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  14. You had me at butter. All right, you had me at potato. You’ve made me hungry twice… with the same poem. I just don’t learn. πŸ˜€

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  15. Sara McNulty says:

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

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

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