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Making A Meal Of It

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Below is the poem entitled Making A Meal Of It which was written by poet Ingrid Collins. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Making A Meal Of It

Crudités, fresh, piled high and swaggering
From the market, bought this evening.
Thrusting carrots, earth still clinging,
Crisp cos, perky peppers, piquant roquette,
Rude red radishes, cucumber firm,
All in cool clear water washed,
Droplets sparkling on their surface.
Want to dip them in my hummus?

Temptresses teasing, to whet the appetite:
Oval curves unending, singing:
“Start with me”. Oeufs en cocotte,
Yellow yolked white winking coquettes,
Lovely lazy daisies, out of work, hors d’oeuvres,
Swoon to my eager spoon.

Taking a breath, your mouth’s alluring smile,
Eyes meet, hands connect,
Hot and cold shivers thrill.
An amuse-bouche:
Burning ginger flavours a cool sorbet.

How d’you like your steak, sir?
Rare, seared, visceral, red,
Caressed with oyster mushrooms wild,
Crushed peppercorns, randy brandy
Added accents to saucily seduce the palate,
Juliennes strewn prettily around the rim.

Velvet to the tongue,
Come, taste my peaches,
As moist flesh yields sweet warm juices
Merging flavours with wanton,
Whipped, drifting, dreamy, creamy domes.

Stimulation of the mocha and the mysore beans
Offering their perfume to enchant the air
As we sip, laugh, talk and glance,
Flirt, flirt and flirt.


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  1. Date: 1/13/2009 6:11:00 PM
    A feart - fit for a King - this delicious piece of writing. Congratulations on your win, dear Ingrid. Lainie

  1. Date: 1/7/2009 4:44:00 PM
    Good use of imagery. Congratulations on being chosen as one of the contest winners. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 1/5/2009 6:51:00 PM
    Congratulations Ingrid on your poem being a winner in the September contest. Vince

  1. Date: 1/5/2009 5:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a finalist and having your poetry featured. Love Carol

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 4:37:00 PM
    All those food items, reminds me I need to go start dinner!! Before I go...must say Congratulations for your awesome poem being among the finals!! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 9:48:00 AM
    Ingrid - Seems to me like a double congratulations is in order – A Finalist and a featured poem – Great Job – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 6:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the PS contest! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/30/2008 4:37:00 AM
    Ingrid - Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 9:11:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/1/2008 5:00:00 PM
    I'm going to be smiling with this one for a long time, Ingrid because I'm adding it to my Favorite Poems list ... what a great write you've done!! Congratulations on being a "first round survivor" and if it was left up to me, I'd give you the prize ... smile ... Best of wishes to you!

  1. Date: 11/1/2008 4:49:00 PM
    Ingrid - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless

  1. Date: 10/28/2008 8:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/19/2008 1:50:00 PM
    Hi Ingrid Congrats on your feature write this week! Sounds yummy, and very romantic! Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 8/18/2008 12:37:00 PM
    Ingrid - Congrats on having your poem featured this week p.s. I'll take one of them there dinners to go

  1. Date: 8/18/2008 10:25:00 AM
    Congratulations Ingrid on having your poem featured! Nicole

  1. Date: 8/18/2008 9:30:00 AM
    Congrats Ingrid on the re-feature. Vince

  1. Date: 8/18/2008 6:18:00 AM
    Congratulations Ingrid on this yummy poem being featured once again. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/18/2008 3:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured once again this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/6/2008 10:56:00 AM
    Hi Ingrid I love your unique percpective and happy go lucky wit in this poetic write! Congrats on your wonderful feature write this week for it is very well deserved! Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 6/15/2008 2:44:00 PM
    Hello~ Igrid congrats! on your featured poem. Go ahead and get your eat on. B BLESS Crystal

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