A Poet Paints A Bowl Of Salad

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Poem inspired by William Carlos Williams poetic masterpiece, “This Is Just To Say.”

I have tossed strawberries,
rinsed romain lettuce
and torn them into bite size pieces for good measure,
I have topped the bowl
with a generous sprinkling of fresh mint
emerald green in appearance,
I know you prefer raspberry vinegar
so, I went to the market and bought a bottle in advance
along with blueberries
arresting as the April sky, now all that’s left
is feta cheese
without which the salad would be incomplete.
Forgive me
I am rather embarrassed that I didn’t save you any,
it was heavenly.

 

 

Image courtesy: Scrambled Chefs

The salad is just one of the delicacies by my sister ❤️
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Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. I love the title, Sanaa, and my taste buds are dancing at the thought of the salad,. It’s early morning and I haven’t had my breakfast yet! I love the intimacy of this first-person poem, which addresses another person, who could be me. It reminds me of the poem by It reminds me of the poem ‘This Is Just To Say’ by William Carlos Williams – and the twist at the end is delicious!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  2. Helen Patrice says:

    Forgive me, I ate plums cold from the fridge earlier, and saved none for this poem.
    Wonderful work.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  3. Ron. says:

    Tasty work indeed. Perfect response to the prompt.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  4. Namratha says:

    Yummy poem 🙂 got my taste buds dancing

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Namratha 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  5. Oh, how delicious! *Big smiles.* (And I too enjoyed your nod to Williams.)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  6. Debi Swim says:

    Now I want a strawberry salad but you’ve eaten it all except the feta! I don’t like the feta either. Very nice description. Really like this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Debi 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  7. toni spencer says:

    You ate the plums as well as the salad? .shame! Lol.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  8. Kerry says:

    I know you prefer raspberry vinegar

    This line makes the poem for me – it adds the human connection to the salad itself and reinforces the final line.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  9. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    What Kim is saying… not the delicate plums but something even better.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  10. I love the title, and the salad sounds wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jenna 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  11. I’m hungry now… Love it!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  12. That is such a beautiful salad with lovely words to complement it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. Violet says:

    What a delicious poem to be my first read of the morning! I am sure someone is jealous thy were not with you for dinner!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Violet 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  14. Sara McNulty says:

    Great salad! I am thinking of those plums.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

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