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Life

Endless giving

How sweet this living is –

Rich and riotous

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Thankful

A beer on a hot summer’s day,

Spirit soaring on the fragrant breeze,

The smile of a stranger, gifted.

Ducks dancing on rippling water,

Words written from a distant lover,

Memories melting in pulsing heat,

The thread of love in everything.

Even the merest glimpse is enough,

breaking always on the cusp of knowledge,

for all and more – thankful, I tremble.

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Ode To WineGums

 

Let me count the ways

I love thee

Or rather just say

From the tips of my toes

To the ends of my hair.

I love thee

More than all the

Other pretenders

Put together,

So there.

Yes, you are the Queen

Of sweets, let it be said

For as long as I live,

With thee

I do wed!

 

Winegums, you ask?

It’s anytime, any day for me

No need to be shy

Or curb this hungry desire,

Winegums are mighty fine

I feast upon their shine.

 

Red, yellow, black

Green, orange, white;

A multi-coloured paradise

Gourmet’s delight.

Palette of wonders

Delectable nectar,

I gorge on such

Nutritious delights!

 

How best to savour?

Like a vintage wine

Over the course

Of a few hours?

Or wolfed down

With rampant glee

In a matter of minutes?

Either will do

Though I do confess

The latter approach

Fits me best.

I am weak-kneed

In the face of

Such sweetness!

 

And the shapes

Always amaze:

Kidney, Crown

Diamond, Circle

Rectangle,

Oh resplendent

Shapely pleasures!

Family of divinities

That roll away

Tired frowns.

 

Ogling your names

Connoisseur’s heaven:

Port, Sherry

Champagne

Medicine for aches

And pains.

Burgundy, Claret

Gin

Oh delicious sin!

 

Winegums, you ask?

It’s anytime, any day for me

Temptations

Whose brightness

Remains undimmed

Winegums…

How divine!

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Tea and Cake My Dear?

 

Here is a triolet from before in celebration of tea and some more thoughts on its restorative properties.

 

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Tea

It lifts you up, makes you feel good

That’s the wonder of a cuppa

Feeling sad, thinking if I could

It lifts you up, makes you feel good.

Stirring the soul as great things should

Marvel how tea perfects supper

It lifts you up, makes you feel good

That’s the wonder of a cuppa.

 

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