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Below is the poem entitled SPICY which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The sentiment in the cinnamon stills

her hand. She's recalling eyes so like spice, 
softly piquant. Mmm, how they'd widened 'til

starbursts were all she could see. Once. Twice.

They had been rapacious. But what is love,

she thinks, but a delicious consummation

that never truly satisfies. Ground clove,

a dash of cardamom and sweet persuasion 

is stirred and stirred. It's an old recipe,

one as familiar as the noise he makes

when he devours something savory

or honeyed, sighs from him breaking.

When the cake cools, she'll steal a tiny bite

to wet so much more than her appetite. 


*Inspired by Debbie Guzzi?s haiku 15
**This is a contemporary sonnet

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 7:36:00 AM
    and the taste still lingers on...

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 8:29:00 AM
    A great write and congrats on the win, cyndy

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 10:21:00 AM
    Way to go with this awesome winner..Sara

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 9:39:00 AM
    I especially love how you captured my olfactory senses in this one. What kind of imagery would that be. Very lovely poem. Congratulations on your win in my contest. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 7:22:00 AM
    Spicy indeed. A flavorful win, congratulations.

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 4:20:00 AM
    Wow, one learns something every day.. Congratulations Cyndi xx

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 10:32:00 PM
    Interesting work, Cyndi! Congrats on your fine win!!

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 9:46:00 PM
    I'm very intrigued, I have to check Deborah's haiku. : D Reading your sonnets makes me think that they're not so complicated ... I think that I'm almost there ... one of these days I'm going to surprise you with one. I just watched a Canadian movie: Starbuck; it's a comedy ... hilarious! I want to use it for the eventual-possible-not sure yet crown ... what do you think?

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    Date: 2/9/2014 9:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I almost forget it: Congratulations on your win!! : D
  1. Date: 2/9/2014 7:44:00 PM
    I so love that word "Rapacious' you are one fine educator my friend, congratulations on your win, luv xxx

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 7:41:00 PM
    Congrats on a fine win

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 7:41:00 PM
    You have wet many an appetite........and not just for poetry!! Awesome poem, and an amazing poet to inspire you!! Congratulations, Cyndi !!

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 7:28:00 PM
    a yummy sonnet, dear!!! I see you scored high with this one too. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/13/2014 4:53:00 PM this metaphorical for what I think it's metaphorical for? Yeah, I think you nailed it in the title...SPICY!

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 8:48:00 AM
    Too hot for this catholic school girl to handle (or maybe not for the same reason). No comment on this, my dear, for I am speechlessly basking.

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 8:10:00 AM
    I like it very much Dee, especially the enjambment, WITH the period, it's as strong if not stronger than using a single word on a dropped line [her hand.softly piquant.] I think I will try to do this and have a second poem run top to bottom down the left side! Kinda like nette's doing with the BOLD text! I'm not sure what you mean Dee for me to do in a blog? Explain better. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 6:26:00 PM
    That is one heck of a piece of cake!!! Lol would like the recipe please ma'am lol