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Nice Church Dinner

Fried chicken and warm corn bread
Greasy fingered lips
Fellowshipping church members
Eating and talking
With sweet iced tea, they

© Joseph, 10/1/08
© All Rights Reserved

Joseph is the inventor of the Epulaeryu poetic form.  He is a currently studying "Language
and Linguistics."  He has traveled the world and speaks several languages. The “Epulaeryu”
consists of seven lines with thirty-three (33) syllables and ends with an exclamation mark.
The essence of the Epulaeryu poem is about succulent meals and drinks.


Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is the author of "The Awakened One Poetics" (2009), which is 
published in seven different languages. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which 
focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the 
World Haiku Association; Poetinis Druskininku, Milwaukee Area College, Phoenix Magazine; 
Möbius Poetry, and Taj Mahal Review to name a few. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for 
the state of Arkansas, USA, a college faculty, and a military veteran.


Copyright © Joseph Spence Sr

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  1. Date: 6/16/2010 10:05:00 AM
    The simplest of food can be the best, but it's not about the food it's on how you take in what you have and make the best of it that's how happiness is created lol, "royally dined", love it, enjoyed your write.. P.D.

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 2:50:00 PM
    I like the descriptiveness of this piece also. Sara

  1. Date: 5/19/2009 7:16:00 AM
    I had a few of them church dinners as well, every wednesday at our church the women's group come together and cook up a lovely dinner. This is for sale to help raise funds for the women's missions. Lovely kentucky style fried chicken, rice and peas, coleslaw, and a few vegetables. Nice just writing about it. Abe

  1. Date: 11/25/2008 2:27:00 PM
    Whenever I have a craving for a good Epulaeryu, I come to you. I always feel satisfied after reading one! I adore fried chicken!

  1. Date: 10/23/2008 11:25:00 AM
    ohhh food for thought, A good write, I like this poem we sure are royally dined, the bread of life, bless you from diane

  1. Date: 10/13/2008 10:50:00 AM
    Finger lickin write. Makes you hungry and wanting to hang out with the people you see at church for more spiritual time! Excellent job once again.

  1. Date: 10/8/2008 2:48:00 AM
    Beautiful! Joseph this makes me want to eat now . Good Job

  1. Date: 10/5/2008 12:37:00 PM
    Great write Joseph..You do create..what an awesome experience..Thanks for the comments on my work..Your words of encouragement mean so much....

  1. Date: 10/5/2008 6:42:00 AM
    I love short forms. This piece is lip-smacking good. Thanks for reading "Billy" Love, Daver

  1. Date: 10/4/2008 7:17:00 PM
    A totally salivating write hehehe! I never had this experience of eating out with fellowships and I feel I am missing something.... So much warmth in this poem, a tangible camaraderie just hanging above all the diners... Wonderful portrayal and imagery Joseph.. Thanks for sharing it! God Bless. George

  1. Date: 10/4/2008 6:19:00 PM
    This poem takes me back, I always enjoyed church dinners, fun and fellowship and many fond memories. Short sweet and complete. Thanks for sharing and also thank you for the invite to "Epulaeryu", I haven't been on here in a while, my life has went through some interesting changes...need to get back to writing again.

  1. Date: 10/4/2008 1:42:00 PM
    one of the advantages of going to church. good going Joe. JHL

  1. Date: 10/4/2008 7:22:00 AM
    Hey to you, Joseph! This sounds like a hearty dinner...most certainly conversation was the main course. I'll have to check to see if there are any harvest suppers happening near here. Last one I went to had apple dumpling for dessert(with hot caramel sauce:) I'll have to con Nick into coming along for a drive..not an easy feat now. Shame on you, for writing these decadent poems!:) Not so shameful, at all! I'm hoping you'll have a wonderful weekend! As always,wishing you and yours the best! Mikki

  1. Date: 10/3/2008 2:59:00 PM
    Not a good poem to read when you are hungry like me. Sounds delicious and very tempting. Good one. Love Heidie

  1. Date: 10/2/2008 11:49:00 PM
    Food & fellowship ,bliss on earth,and so well spelt out in these words Joseph.RgdsBrian & thanks for your welcome comments.Glad to see you back & active here after your op

  1. Date: 10/2/2008 6:49:00 PM
    Wonderful imagery, Joseph. Yes I remember my church days back in Toledo where the basement was wall to wall food and we could hardly wait for the service to be over ... LOL ... thanks so much for your comments on my Etheree ... I've been meaning to do one of these again soon. Thanks for inventing this form ... its a fun challenge!

  1. Date: 10/2/2008 2:33:00 PM
    hi Joseph this smells so good, I can taste it now, nice write and always a great meal with family and friends is always great, as Michael stated the rude comment that you have recevied quite a few of us have from her as well, which I why I wrote words can hurt, but when some people are miserable you know that misery loves company, thanks for your comments and take care D-nyce

  1. Date: 10/2/2008 12:22:00 PM
    sounds real good, have not had lunch yet, any left. it funny that you should write a poem like this, next sunday October 5th our church is having a pot luck after church. this was a great piece you wrote. thank you for reading my leafs of life and colorful leafs falling and for your kind comments.

  1. Date: 10/2/2008 8:49:00 AM
    Hello my dear brother Joseph, so glad that you are feeling better… this sounds like a wonderful gathering of saints enjoying a marvelous time, breaking bread in true fellowship with one another... I know that I have enjoyed the feast set before mine eyes :-) Thank you so very much for sharing the read. As they say T’aint nobody mad but the devil. And that’s its tuff luck… God's Love and Many Blessings,to you and family Always, Adell

  1. Date: 10/2/2008 8:32:00 AM
    Hi Joseph - Joseph my friend - Always the blessing you are - I commented to the young lady below trying to be as diplomatic as possible - She has been rather rude to many members and I'm trying to reach her though I doubt that my efforts will do anything but cause an uproar - I love your poetry as I love you and your family brother - God Bless