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Recipe For a Sunday Morning

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Below is the poem entitled Recipe For a Sunday Morning which was written by poet Darryl Davis. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Recipe For a Sunday Morning

A stirring lilac breeze for an alarm or,
alternatively, a morning dove's song

Minimum one, maximum two people
absolutely no minors

Several medium-firm pillows
a well-fluffed quilt, untucked

Two auto-frying eggs and strips of bacon
and auto-toasting toast, buttered, triangular

A large glass of freshly-squeezed (by someone else)
pink grapefruit juice

Espresso served in tiny cups à la volonté
steamed milk upon request

A stout newspaper, of which no more than 50%
can be composed of actual news

Miles Davis "Kind Of Blue" looping
in the background

One pair of loose fitting boxer shorts with t-shirt
one pair of bare feet, regardless of the season

And absolutely, positively
no planning whatsoever

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  1. Date: 2/4/2012 1:42:00 AM
    I like it! Relaxing!

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 1:19:00 AM
    now that is the way to spend a Sunday! i always try to read the first poem of a poet i just met here in the soup to taste one's taste (so's to speak). definitely enjoyed yours darryl

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 10:32:00 PM
    Outstanding final couplet, darryl. Great free verse styled poem!

  1. Date: 1/19/2012 3:52:00 PM
    This is a wonderful poem! Congratulations and keep up the excellent work!!!! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 1/18/2012 3:01:00 AM
    Congrats on your win, this week, Darryl.

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 6:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Darryl. Love, Carol P.S. you can find the featured poets down the center of PoetrySoup Homepage. There are 4 pages of them this week and you can click and read and leave comments to the other poets. The poems are changed around each day giving your poem more exposure. The poems are up from Sunday to the next Sunday

    Davis Avatar Darryl Davis
    Date: 1/17/2012 6:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Merci, carol :-)
  1. Date: 1/16/2012 10:23:00 PM
    how about a lavender breeze... lilac..is xool..but... lav way better... i feel your comfort through your words... as for me...i laze around in.... comfys too.... enjoyed,..p.d.

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 11:42:00 AM
    CONGRATULATIONS on the week`s winner Darryl!! :) - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Davis Avatar Darryl Davis
    Date: 1/16/2012 12:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks...but what did I win??
  1. Date: 1/15/2012 11:19:00 AM
    That's the one morning when we don't have to rush out of the house. The title reminded me of a song by the sixties group Spanky and Our Gang. Good write.

  1. Date: 1/13/2012 3:59:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your very creative work..Reads like a vacation..Thanks for stopping by my work..Sara

  1. Date: 1/8/2012 3:30:00 PM
    Sounds like the perfect morning...welcome to the soup...luv shannon

  1. Date: 12/19/2011 4:48:00 PM
    sounds like a lovely way to start a sunday! i could picture each image so clearly. a very nice write.

  1. Date: 12/19/2011 12:27:00 PM
    Sounds like a nice sunday morning recipe! Like your write,Darryl.Arild

  1. Date: 12/19/2011 12:11:00 PM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Darryl. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

  1. Date: 12/19/2011 11:20:00 AM
    I liked this alot! love,Deb