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Yes, it’s a beautiful spread
A tantalizing sight
With not Cezanne depth or solidity, but
Our hostess’ fond delight

She’s gathered not justs -
Not just cakes, cheeses and fruit
But a famous pot of snowball flowers,
A tall bottle of ultra-expensive wine, to boot

Now witness her many noted guests
Completely sated, become indecorous, loud,
A regular old-times gathering – 
This flouncy, pot bellied, gut roaring crowd

And there are eager eyes, thrust noses
The sober might spy
Peering through banister slats, through cigar smoke.
For just one taste they would die

A wedge from an extant white, coconut cake,
Circus of green wrapped sweets,
Strawberry shortcake, cheesecake
An invitation what they seek

I fear, though, this luxury shall go elsewhere 
The pastries, cheeses, fruits gathered all,
The youngsters, discovered, sent off to bed,
And cookie, chauffeur and butler shall have themselves a ball

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  1. Date: 11/18/2012 5:30:00 PM
    Hi Daver - It's definitely now time for a snack after reading about the Dessert Table. Enjoyed reading! - Gail

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 10:46:00 AM
    "This flouncy, pot bellied, gut roaring crowd" hahaha love it my friend... a great descriptive write!!

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 3:31:00 PM
    Hey Clem Tassle, what sort of vittles will they be serving at your country fair? My cat is very particular about crowds, he'll need stronger drink than just bordeau! Must be a jug of shine he can take swigs from!? Give me your address and I'll send you a copy of the animation. The dog is in it, and so is the cow. Best wishes, love you Clem! Mikki

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 5:28:00 PM
    Sounds like a feast for all the scenses. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 6:57:00 PM
    Hey, daver, how are you, my friend. As you can tell , I can't do too much these days. But just wanted to say hello !!

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 3:14:00 PM
    A tasty slice of poetry here Daver, hope to see more from your indulgent pen; God bless you, yours Joe..)

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 1:12:00 AM
    I just love this one, Daver, it's so clever and descriptive!!! Thanks for reading my poems today. You are a great friend.

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 7:36:00 PM
    Daver, the spread, and all are worth the view... always nice to see you here... always~PD

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 1:49:00 PM
    Mmmmm ..... sweet ..... :) Have a lovely weekend. - Oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 11:58:00 AM
    Sounds like a yummy social even, Daver! Very festive with the green marzipan "wrapped sweets", "strawberry shortcake", and a "white coconut cake". Did you attend this event? I could imagine you watching the 'youngsters' more so than what had been set out on tables.:) A dreamy write Daver. Best wishes! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 6:52:00 AM
    My weekend is about to begin and I am enjoying reading such amazing and diverse poetry this morning. I am so pleased to see your writings posted here Daver. Hoping you have a happy sun filled weekend full of love, joy and inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 5:49:00 PM
    :) Nice poetry.. you put images in my mind. I think I gained a few pounds reading this.. hey, it happens... Cindy