Hello Poetry Lovers
I thought I’d keep to the food theme this week, though this one isn’t as seasonal as the lovely Trisha’s in the last post.
I recently took a course with the very talented and prolific Sharron Green on Short Forms in poetry, and thanks to her, I discovered the wonderful Strambotto – 8 lines, 11 syllables apiece, and it’s abababab.
This was not an easy one to do, but I struggled on. Do read the result….
I prepare for you a pasta spaghetti
Then I kneaded a delicious pizza pie
I would bring you only loved food for your belly
But your appetite is gone, you pass me by
I have prepared desserts with cream and jelly
And your hand absently strokes my thigh
Today I serve you garlic that is smelly
But tempted to serve poison so that you die
H Moulson 2021
Now please forgive the grim ending, PL’s, and I hope to God you’re not about to have your supper/breakfast/lunch/tea. But by that time, I was worn down by those 11 rhyming syllables and I could only think in a malevolent way.
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