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Ode to Sake from Noritake

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Below is the poem entitled Ode to Sake from Noritake which was written by poet Joe Maverick. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Ode to Sake from Noritake

invert & impassive,

moon reflective like.. shadow"

taste blossom; copper chablis..

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  1. Date: 8/12/2014 3:07:00 PM
    I like a little wine myself now and then. Fine ode to the Japanese variant of wine. I should order some the next time I eay Japanese food. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 8:41:00 PM
    Hello, Joe.. here to say hi, and read your ku' on this fine china set... hope you had more tableware.. enjoyed..pd

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 8:30:00 PM
    Hi Joe, I researched Noritake, the patterns, the influence, the historical significance of the changes in designs....I got no clue as to what you are looking for in this contest...I could just write about beautiful China but it is probably NOT what you are looking for...these hidden meanings are very HIDDEN to me...sorry Joe...I am not as sophisticated as the rest of these guys. Love, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/24/2012 9:57:00 AM
    With a syllable count of 6-7-7 this is more like a katuaka. Which form do you want in y our contest? 5-7-5 or 5-7-7 or 6-7-7?

  1. Date: 5/12/2012 1:35:00 PM
    Awesome images here, Joe. I like the way you describe the moon as "reflective" with a copper chablis blossom. I have all sorts of thoughts running through my head reading this. I will see if I can work with these thoughts and produce some haiku. I have been too ill to be on the Soup the past few days. Doing a little better today. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/8/2012 9:12:00 AM
    Hey, Joe...is the third line correct or you missed the "s" in "tastes"?

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 6:43:00 PM
    yup totally nonsensicle ..not a haiku...noritake is tableware? tableware writing a tribute to rice wine? shadows don't reflect a solid CASTES a shadow...the moon does reflect the light of the sun..copper tastes YUCKY! ever sucked a penny? LOL actually BLOOD tastes like copper? rose? not sure what you are doing Joe unless it's a puzzle?

    O. Avatar Ruben O.
    Date: 5/8/2012 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh! Deborah! : ) ...nah! I wont ...Do I dare to play with your words? nah! : )
    Maverick Avatar Joe Maverick
    Date: 5/7/2012 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your comment Debbie,, i just hoped to get some great poems which i am sure i will." I like the way you think on this.." but you need to break out of such a confined approach.." and to be fair i think you could..! whether or not you realise you touch close to the aspects that are there..!
  1. Date: 5/6/2012 2:22:00 PM
    hmm...."[...] copper chablis"? ...not bronze Chablis? The third line puzzles me ... and my dirty mind doesnt help! LOL! I'll try to write a haiku for your contest but do not ask me about my interpretation! LOL! Have a nice day. Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 10:07:00 AM
    Fabulous!!! Joe! Everything plays off of each other :) This is a fav !! What a melding pot of metaphors LOL... I love it! Big Hugs, love , deb

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 8:46:00 AM
    is this the one you refer to in your blog? Sorry, I am really bad with puzzles, JOe. You should let them know in the blog where LOL is. It's not on your first page. I'll go track it down if I can.

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 3:33:00 PM
    fascinating piece, Joe - love the title too

  1. Date: 11/11/2011 3:44:00 PM
    this one's got stYle...7rate and to my faves. Cheers and down goes the Sake with some Teriyaki Shiitake!=

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 7:44:00 PM
    Thanks for your expansion on the poem. Gives the verse so much more depth and I need to learn to grasp these deeper meanings. It all weaves together so beautifully.

  1. Date: 10/11/2011 6:12:00 PM
    I shall try to expand this poem..it is a fun write on one level:) i e, sake being drunk from a china Noritake bowl theMade in Japan, i hope.!) the taste chablis/copper, also the bowl is concave invert..impassive the moon is a cresent also invert, the blossom is soft white, like the moon, the taste of sake blossoms...on tounge pink like blossom cherry..

  1. Date: 10/10/2011 7:24:00 PM
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/worldkigolibrary/message/71........... http://sites.google.com/site/graceguts/essays/haiku-checklist....both are clear excellent writes to keep near the comp

  1. Date: 7/2/2011 7:57:00 AM
    Ingenious title for a tasteful poem, Joe. Well done!

  1. Date: 7/2/2011 4:50:00 AM
    how did i miss this sensitive piece, joe? moon tasting blossom and wine?? i'm awed! ..lovely imagery! :) hugs. nette

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 2:07:00 PM
    Thank you for your kind comment, Joe. Still waiting for the test results, but I'll let you know when I hear something. Thank you for caring! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 12:04:00 PM
    I can see the image of the "impassive moon" so well through your words. Wonder if we could sip from the moon and find a "copper chablis." Eloquently written, Joe. Love and blessings, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 9:23:00 AM
    Cheers, Joe! An astute tribute to the "chablis", "Sake from Noritake". A faint flinty taste, yet still holds its own in the wine industy. Very clever! Best wishes, Mikki

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