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Monday, February 26, 2018

Poetry Monday Re-Visited

I've been remiss.
And away.
Those two things have added up to my missing Poetry Monday!
I apologize.
And hope this belated valentine poem makes up for my absence.


Oh, Valentine, my Valentine,
Toward your kitchen, I incline.
What ecstasy again is mine,
Your bread is great, your cakes, divine.
At night upon my bed, recline,
For gastronomic Heaven pine
And toss my head, all leonine,
And think of trips so clandestine.
I’m lost in hunger’s great ravine,
Until I hear the bread machine.
And know perfection will be mine,
My engine fueled by food sublime.
Though my figure trends toward ‘bovine’.
Your name upon the stove enshrine.
And write in letters nine-by-nine,
My heart is yours, my Valentine!

Mondays do get knocked a lot,
With poetry, we three besought,
To try to make the week begin,
With gentle thoughts--perhaps a grin?
So Jenny and Delores, we,
Now post our poems for you to see.

And when you’ve read what we have brought,
Did we help? Or did we not . . .

And next week, from my friends, and me, 
A Winter poem for all to see!

8 comments:

  1. It's back...it's back
    of poetry
    I've felt the lack

    Don't feel badly for not being here for Poetry Monday.....we weren't here either. I guess we all went on a sort of poetry vacation. Winter for next week? I'm on it.

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  2. Terrific! Food is so much more romantic than flowers (although I like them also).

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    1. Food definitely stays with me longer! ;)

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  3. I love your poem, Diane and that little shift in rhyme in the middle makes it even better, in my opinion!

    I'm ready for Poetry Monday to start again, too. I needed the break but now I'm refreshed :)

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  4. You're back and Poetry Mondays!This is really a sweet one!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Haralee! I've missed you!

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