Tuesday, April 29, 2014

An Ending


Light seeking

used by permission of the artist


we had the conversation across the table

as all lovers do

when things get rough.


pasta took on its sauce

formaggi adhering 

to ragged pieces 

of love left 

behind on the plate

like so much snow.


and when we were done,

i looked over at the fairy lights behind your head

and wondered what tomorrow would like like

when i woke up and realized that

cheese was the best part of today.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014


posted for dVerse

37 comments:

  1. Oh the vivid dreams of food.. when I dream of food.. I usually have to rush to the kitchen ravenously hungry...

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  2. oh heck... that is painful... i mean, i like cheese a lot - but all the cheese in the world doesn't taste anymore when a love comes to an end like this....ouch...

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  3. yeah... Like Claudia said, if cheese is the best part of your day, it usually doesn't taste as good. Nice take on the prompt! I'll go have some cheddar now... smiles

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  4. I agree...if cheese is the best part of your day..that is sad!

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  5. Hmm. Yes. Been there (haven't we all?). Well done - and I hope cheese is back on the menu, along with love.

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    1. I guess we have all been there at some time or another--thanks Freya!

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  6. ouch. what a last line....ha. well i could think of worse days...at least you had cheese....smiles...oy, though def sounds like a rough one...at least you are talking as well...smiles...

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  7. Wow, very cool write. Powerful too.

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    1. Hi Kathryn! A short one--I too worry about my poems being too short.

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  8. I too love cheese ~ But ouch on the sad and rough ending ~ Maybe both need additional light for inspiration? ~ Thanks so much for participating Audrey ~ Wishing you Happy week ~

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  9. Food as metaphor - nothing much more powerful than that. Loved the last line! Good stuff.

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  10. Ha ..creative take on the painting...when the chips are down, what a friend we have in cheeses!:)

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  11. Hi Audrey what began with he suggestion of hope was dashed by the end. Sad I thought that cheese was the highlight of the evening.

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    1. I have been there! Sometimes, cheese id the highlight!

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  12. Love this . . . it has a very human quality to it, that is very effective.

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  13. I guess cheese was the highlight of the day, perhaps, tomorrow some exotic food will
    spice up the night..

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    1. Maybe curry?? One of my faves! Smiles to you Truedessa!

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  14. sometimes love is a wonderful cheese, and sometimes it's a stinky one. At least stinky cheeses can be good :)

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  15. What a well-developed metaphor, Audrey. There are those kind of days.

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  16. I love cheese but hope for a day that brings more treasures than that. lol

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  17. So now I'm sad and hungry. I guess I'll go fix one with the other. Some days it just pays to be an emotional eater :)

    I also agree with Victoria. Wonderful write!

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  18. Sadness is filled in break up but then we still have to eat to live.

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  19. ragged pieces of love left - so poignant an image - beautifully done

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  20. Eat to live, live to love, Audrey; your protagonist poetic is having an emotional bump, but somewhere out there, there is another cheese salesman wanting to trim her edges.

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  21. We chose the same image, yet saw something completely different in it... That's what real poetry, and real art, is about. This piece was extremely moving for me to read... Thank you!

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  22. A powerful piece, and a beautiful painting...loved it

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  23. Intake of food apparently correlates inversely to the progress with age. Food needed for growth so lots when younger. But at old age various ailments restrict intake tremendously. Wonderful write Audrey!

    Hank

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