They could work no more,landing
on the pebbled shore,
a meal of grilled fish,ready there,
broken bread to share-
eaten at his feet
Full story of this vignette @ John 21: 1-14
On the coals,mutton stew and
fresh pitta bread rolls;
the wedding was just lacking
red wine from the vine-
a word from a king
and all was
Full story of this vignette at John 2:1-11
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.
Sisters J E L L O cake madness
Baked golden brown then cooled
Portholes jello jammed
National Ice Cream Day July 15th
Benjamin Franklin was the very one.
In the year of 1771.
While in France dessert did come.
What is this wonderful delight!?
"Ice cream dear sir,
I hope you like."
With quill and ink
And much insight.
He acquired the recipe that night.
And sent it back across the sea.
To share Ice Cram
With you and me!
As a fine frost in the morn
What-is -it at dawn
With fresh-found quail for tea,
Both gratis and free-
Full story of this vignette @ Ex 16:1-18
A SUDDEN REIGN
I can't avoid puddles or the rain
when seditious storms sneak up on me
wet, woeful and bound by pain
although I try to free myself, unsuccessfully
junkies are forever standing in storms
waiting, hoping and praying in silence
I run faster when I see black clouds beginning to form
but I can't outrun the rain or addiction's violence
for violent is the world of the wretched like me
who chase dreams, dragons and are chased by weakness
I hope one day to be free from this reality
but for now i'm beleaguered by bleakness
I need a roof to protect me from horrid squalls
as I soak in the sordid nature of my sins
then I watch in horror as the dealer man turns and runs when thunder calls
and the lightening and pelting hailstones begin
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(Gathering of thankful family and friends)
Time for a Thanksgiving feast
Hope you’re all hungry
There’s stuffed turkey finely browned,
pineapple glazed ham, salads,
Collard greens, hot breads…
Yam pudding, bundt cakes,
Pies, and more
Turning water into wine
Internal life spring
Communion for the saints
Uplifting the soul
Raising heads received
From His hands
© Jonathan 1/2/2008
Picture of the Communion. The “Epulaeryu” consists of seven lines with thirty-
three (33) syllables. The first line has seven (7) syllables, the second line five
(5), the third line seven (7), the fourth line five (5), the fifth line five (5), the sixth
line three (3), and the seventh line has only one (1) syllable which ends with an
exclamation mark. It’s all about delicious food. The Epulaeryu was developed by
Joseph Spence after enjoying many delicious and nourishing meals during his
most memorable travels.
Nice turkey for Thanksgiving
Dressing aroma rising
Temperature on low
Sage wings, breast and thighs
Like a rose
Fine cranberry sauce
Well seasoned gravy
Succulent taste such splendor
Cornish hen—it’s last!
Turkey on my plate—gone fast!
© Joseph, 11/1/07
© All Rights Reserved
The poem starts with the regular format of seven syllables in the first line and
progress down to one syllable in the seventh and last line. However, the second
section starts with an inverse of the first section, whereby the poem starts with
the seventh and last line of one syllable and ends with the first line of seven
syllables. The form is 7/5/7/5/5/3/1/ and inverse 1/3/5/5/7/5/7. This form was
invented by Joseph S. Spence, Sr.