She Liked to Taste Life

Sample the edibles
while sauntering by a vendors’ stall

savor the sour and the sweet
lemon tarts with a marzipan carrot beside

devour her lover’s kisses by night
and wake up to humorous tidbits

and some evenings, dine by candle light
lick beads of moisture

from her wine glass
while supping alfresco by the sea.

She fancied herself a chef
stirring the pot

and turning up the heat
if it simmered too low.


Written for Margo’s Poem Tryouts, which I recently found thanks to Chalk Hills Journal, a wonderful blog.  Margo asked that we find highly-descriptive words relating to a ‘simple’ subject, make a list of those, and then write to those words. I chose the “simple” subject of eating. Photo taken this past summer on the deck in Provincetown….indeed, eating alfresco!

17 thoughts on “She Liked to Taste Life

  1. Misky October 22, 2015 / 9:42 pm

    Delightful, and thanks for the mention, Lillian!

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    • lillian October 22, 2015 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you! Just was perusing Margo’s site and found a section on Tankas (which I love to write).
      Just completed a Tanka Prose piece which will appear here soon. Always something to learn! 🙂 Happy I am with my glass of Chardonnay seing your nice comment!

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  2. margo roby October 23, 2015 / 3:46 pm

    I like the visual of you sitting with your glass of chardonnay, happily reading comments.

    Love the apparent simplicity of the scenes you set, made that way because of word choice. Yet, important truths are told. I like the structure, as well. Suits.

    Welcome, again!

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    • lillian October 23, 2015 / 5:55 pm

      Many thanks, Margo. Glad you liked it….yep, I do my best comment reading in the early AM over my two cups of coffee or the early evening with my chardonnay! Guess unlike my lady in this post, I’m a sipper of life! 🙂

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    • lillian October 23, 2015 / 5:52 pm

      mmmmm okay, now you have me yearning for dark chocolate! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. messupdressup03 October 23, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    Loved it totally! And the title, nailed it ❤
    Happy to connect! Do check out my writings too, will appreciate your reviews 😁

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    • lillian October 23, 2015 / 5:53 pm

      So glad you liked it!
      Happy to meet you here in these few moments before I don dust cloth and attach a vacuum to my wrist — cleaning time! 😦 Will definitely come back to you and go to your writings when my banal housekeeping tasks are done! 🙂

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  4. AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack October 23, 2015 / 9:38 pm

    Gosh, Lillian. I’m having all kinds of delicious thoughts reading this. They all start with food and then…
    Sexy sampling in this appetizer.
    Yes, I want cake and I want to eat it too;)
    Happy weekend, my friend.

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