Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ode to ice-cream


Each scoop of you
is cream
lavished on bowl
puffy
as sugar castles
luscious
as thick maple syrup

I would barter
every candy
every nutty bar
so I can
swim
in your flavors
get lost
in your exploding
symphony of colors &
fruits

Here's the sun
melting you
soft as caramel  
sticky
no tissue can easily
wipe away
summer or not,
with pie, waffle or plain cone
let your milky
sheen 
cake
& darken
my lips
cool
sated 

as white swan
ribbed by blue-hushed lake 



Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - OpenLinkNight hosted by Mary- Another food poem, smiles ~ Thanks for the visit ~

39 comments:

  1. Dairy is still scary, but you made it sound good lol

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  2. Very nice close on this, moving away from the food to the white swan. Makes it stick out. I also liked the sticky as caramel no tissue will take away. Ha.

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  3. I do scream for ice cream, & it is my nemesis. I would live on it if 300 pounds was not waiting for me at the scales; fund, tasty piece though, G, I liked the killer closure /& darken my lips, cool, sated/as white swan/ribbed by blue-hushed lake/. Ben & Jerry's look out, for I got a jones for thee.

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  4. And also a great Neruda style Ode.. I still recall that prompt... the white swan is a great image.. :-)

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  5. I could live on ice cream too and try to refrain from it as much as I can. With the warmth settling in, it is getting harder and harder. I like how you used it metaphorically and can relate to a lot of your images.

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  6. I know it's an ode to ice cream but that poem is hot :)

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  7. Yeppers, poems about food are not always about food. Lucious and sensual, The closing lines are such a lovely visual contrast - the cool distant white swan vs. the salty caramel....oh my yes.

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  8. This made me really sad for the fact that I'm allergic to dairy. Now I want an ice cream cone! I might have to stop and get some dairy-free coconut "ice cream" on my way home from work tonight. Peace, Linda

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  9. imagery is absolutely delicious; the romance that seeps and hangs on each line is tasty as well... I'm a total sucker for ice cream... Seems like Glenn and I have the same problem: we'd live off it, but tipping toward 300lbs... hahah

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  10. There is nothing like ice cream in summer. I like 'exploding symphony of colors and fruits.'

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  11. Nothing like a delicious ice cream that melts in your mouth. Nice imagery and lovely piece!

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  12. Ice cream is bae and so is your poetic tribute. ;-)

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  13. Ice cream can be lavishly enjoyed and beautifully described. Your write takes it center stage to be accorded a main dish honor.

    Hank

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  14. a wonderful sweetness to this... so many directions it could go

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  15. Sweet in so many ways! Love ice cream and the flavors of the day :)
    You made me smile in the playfulness of adoring love.
    I especially like your phrase, "in the blue-hushed lake"
    Oh, summertime! -joanie

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  16. Love this:
    "let your milky
    sheen
    cake
    & darken
    my lips
    cool
    sated"

    I'm sure your sweetheart does too.

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  17. Wonderful, especially the contrast of the hot sweet stickiness and the pristine white swan on the blue lake.

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  18. Lovely Grace!!
    I love ice cream every time of the year:)))

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  19. You have just flavoured my tongue well with your words, Grace. Your word gathering is so deliciously stunning.. ha.. now, pass on the waffles please. Smiles.

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  20. My immediate thought was, "I need some Spumoni!!"

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  21. interesting how many comments state their fear of dairy. i thought i was one of the few being lactose intollerant. sometimes i cringe and suffer and pay the price for a nice carmel swirl with almonds and cashews.

    you did a wonderful job enticing my cravings for ice cream. the last few linew were quite lovely...as white swan/ribbed by blue-hushed lake

    grace-fully written

    gracias mi amiga. have a wonderfully fulfilling weekend

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  22. I love ice cream, more than that swan does its water. I love it, but my damned pancreas won't create enough insulin for me to indulge it often. Now you have me thinking if i let the sun melt it to liquid and i drink it, do i have to tell my dietician/doctor i had ice cream and that's why i hit 400 on X day?

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  23. I could live on icecream too in summer, especially when it melts just a little. Not so sure about the stickiness though...

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  24. Ah, white swan - nice, graceful...ice cream - less allowed luxury :)

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  25. Oh what a sweet ode to that thing that always makes us happy especially on a summer.

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  26. Oh! wow feel like devouring the ice ream right now and see it melt in my mouth!!

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  27. Ode to ice-cream - a very cool summer reverie. A fun and wonderfully worded piece.

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  28. Oooh.....this is delicious :-)

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  29. Ooh.. mirrored lakes of cream churn away
    the skies of ice cream dreams.. a pleasure
    it is to melt away the long summer day
    with memes.. of living dessertStressed noway..:)

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  30. Oh dear oh dear! There is a luscious taste of sensuality there one can really feel! Very effective poem indeed.

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  31. .... and now I'm craving ice cream very much ....!!!

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  32. romance is the dessert of life - love, ice-cream, love, ice-cream... such a choice.... :)

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  33. "white swan and blue-hushed lake," lovely!

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  34. The only way I can describe your poem is as a "delicious" piece of art. Thanks, I enjoyed that.

    Greetings from London.

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  35. looks like Kanzen's prompt really resonated with you :-) Another food poem that is certainly not only about food!

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  36. "Here's the sun melting you soft as caramel"...this particular line was just oooey gooey delicious. Very enjoyable read, Grace.

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