Monday, March 27, 2017

Tea (or whatnot), for two





in our
bowls of unruly peas 
and petulant teabags

my spoon's a balloon
lifting spaghetti noodles
from pink pot

i add
dreadlocks of cheese
and pockets of rose salt

my hands twist canister
of pepper&spice
where single bay leaf
blooms flavor

playful spring-
(burp)



Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Quadrille with host De Jackson ~  This is a 44 word post with the word BALLOON.  Come and play when the pub opens at 3pm EST.   Thanks for the visit~ ~

39 comments:

  1. Love this... the food turns excellency... love it.

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    1. And especially love how the cooking can mean so much more. :-)

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  2. Noodle lifting spoon balloon... very creative!!

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  3. Oh, Grace. I am CAPTIVATED by this. "petulant teabags"..."dreadlocks of cheese"...and spoon as balloon. DELIGHTED.

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  4. dreadlocks of cheese ..... what a great (or should that be grate .. sorry!) phrase. Love it .. and a gem of a poem.

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  5. This is so fun, Grace--and now it's time for lunch and I'm wishing I hadn't finished off Saturday's leftover pasta at lunch yesterday! Like those petulant tea bags.

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  6. Spring-like food—pasta, peas and balloons.

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  7. You really created a colorful & tasty treat for us, but I'm left with the image of an inflated spoon wrapped in pasta floaying about your cheerful kitchen

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  8. My spoon's a balloon - such winsome word play!

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  9. This is absolutely gorgeous!❤️ I love the image of "dreadlocks of cheese and pockets of rose salt" sigh..❤️

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  10. I love the idea of 'unruly peas', 'petulant teabags' and that balloon spoon! That '(burp)' at the end made me chuckle!

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  11. Gayle Walters RoseMarch 27, 2017 at 4:56 PM

    Totally charming...even that burp at the end!

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  12. the spoon as a balloon! love that thought! would have come in handy to encourage my daughter to eat those peas had I known it in the past. enjoyed reading the words out loud. they seem to rise and fall with laughter.

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  13. Rose salt... never had it. You sure set a table nicely.

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  14. OMG If you weren't playing with our minds already. ...then that ending

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  15. That was a tasty mouthful of words, now I wish to sip on some tea and see what will come to be.

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  16. I love the petulant teabags and the balloon spoon!!!!!

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  17. my spoon's a balloon
    lifting spaghetti noodles
    from pink pot

    :) :) :)

    i was smiling all through out the poem! love this!

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  18. 'playful spring'

    sums up what great taste it has. :)

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  19. I agree. Playful spring does sums up this piece. <3 Love that burp!

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  20. playful spring-
    (burp)

    Should rightly end in a burp! Like the playful mode, Grace!

    Hank

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  21. A culinary delight! That (burp) was the icing on the cake!

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  22. You constantly amaze me, Grace, with you adept writing.
    A balloon of a teabag stirred with a spoon :)

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  23. Delicious...and I love the wee burp ;)

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  24. "dreadlocks of cheese"

    That is just awesome.

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  25. Cute! What a unique way to use the word balloon.

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  26. I love how you use eating to relate to spring and the prompt. The burp was perfection.

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  27. I love the fun that you've had with this - a culinary word ride ~ WHEE ~

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  28. And just like that... I'm craving spaghetti. Thanks a lot!

    I do love the culinary twists in your wordplay. Sounds like a meal made with great care and love.

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  29. What a delightful and inventive recipe!

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  30. How nice and playful. I love the bay leaf scent at the end. I can almost smell it.

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  31. Will b rite over 4 sum spaghetti and tea, friend G (I'll bring salad and dessert) ... smiles ... Love, cat.

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