Thursday, December 14, 2023

make it a sweet salad

let's make a fruit salad

as sweet as a ballad

specially when paired with a flan

so get a large tropical fruit cocktail can

& drain fruits with a strainer from its juice

this can take time like a noose  

on a big blanket, but this is key

to make this salad creamy, not soggy peas

in a bowl, combine fruits with all-purpose cream

and sweetened condensed milk (half of your dream)

merrily, you add more color & zest-

mix in peaches, cheeries - fruitfest 

how about corn kernels & tapioca pearls

added in, to make your feet twirl & swirl

measure to your stomach's delight,

chill & serve as a dessert, so bright

Note:   Our Christmas holiday is not complete without a fruit salad as our cold dessert.  There are many variations but the basics remained the same - drained fruit cocktail with cream and sweetened condensed milk.   Here is one.

Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Rhyming Recipe.   Please join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST.       Thanks for your visits and comments.   Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.  

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

wish list for december


i can sit here all day

flipping around in my tuxedo

suit until i am blue

with all of my crew

i do not need a jolly man 

with a red coat of fur & felt

to bring joy & cheers

i am fine as bundled blanket

but if you insist on gifting me

here is my wish list:

krills, squids & fishes-

and i will dance

dance with my happy feet

Credit:   Jay Ruzesky

Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - December Point of View, hosted by Melissa Lemay.

Thanks for your comments and visits.   Happy Holidays to you all!

Monday, December 11, 2023

the "real" Christmas trees

sky is a mirror

snow-dredged, grey-stained

by sleet & salt

december breezes 

stiff cold as bone-dry wheat stalks

maple trees are leafless

while pine and spruce trees are needled-thick

unadorned, uncut & crowned

by winter stars


[I wish I could send you one]

Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille, hosted by Bjorn Rudberg.    This is a 44 word post with the chosen word "snow".   Thanks for your visits and comments.