Friday, November 20, 2009

A funny thing happened while singing... the open mic in Roebling, New Jersey last Sunday...this poem came from singing one of my favorite John Denver songs...

Summer Kiss

a kiss
that was
Red; it
ran down
your chin
You could chew
on the embarrassment
Went back for more
Salty tears
Down your cheek
Velvety texture
Making the moment
A touch of perfection

Love is…

Vine ripe Jersey tomatoes…

In the words of Guy Clark-

Only two things money can’t buy,
That’s true love and homegrown tomatoes…

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dig In

Holiday Table

Dinner bells ring
belly's are ready
ears hold steady
as the cook,
host serve up
kitchen wisdom
novel prayer
plentiful plates
Aromas rise
fork to mouth
reds, whites await
corks pop
dialogue flows
old friends anew
fluid of passion
flavorful memories
filling moments and glass
life, love, laughter echo...

table clothes stained
aging wines; dishes
lay in state
silent room remains
until next year’s bell sings...

© E Stelling, 2008