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Sunday Scribblings 212 prompt is Dinner and Murat11‘s kiddos are riffing off Vivien Shipley’s “What To Do About Sharks” and Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons and somehow that landed me with this
chop the scallions scamps rapscallions
gallons and gallons
we shop and hop and chop the scallions
scampering in the scandalous stalls of markets
old women baskets and shawls
chop and dice and peel and rice
clean the mess the test of
kitchens smidgeons of pidgeons breasts
stuffed with the scallions
scalded scantily clad and wrapped
in scallions, garlic and sage
and scalded chopped and sliced and diced
for nineteen ninety nine its
yours and knives to cut and fill
your gut but wait there’s
just a touch of lemon takes
the smell away the shell
the skin this onion
has many layers
This onion does indeed have many layers. I’d like to chop a few rapscallions, but I know too well how it feels to be sliced and diced. I think I’ll make some lemonade instead.
🙂 I really needed this poem.
I’ve missed hanging out with the poets lately. Thanks for dropping by the blog while I was away.
good to hear from you – I have your ebook newsletter up and ready to read for this afternoon after church. I can see you have been busy!
That one simply flowed. Excellently done.
Thank Anthony – it’s such a joy when they come that way – they just seem to sing themselves onto the paper 🙂
This piece was so fun to read!
It was fun to write too!
This weekend I received an email from a friend telling me that, if flu strikes, pieces of cut onion should be placed around the house as onions absorb germs!!!! I wonder!
I don’t know about that but I was always told you should eat them raw to help get over a cold. 🙂
How clever and creative. Enjoyed my visit. 🙂
thank you Tammy!
Wonderful and so melodic! Thanks for reading mine too. I look forward to upcoming Sundays…
What a lyrical, rhythmic poem — I could set music to it! 🙂 A delightful read. And you’ve made me hungry, too, lol.
This is fun ,I enjoyed the rhythm here.
I like the sound of words…particularly carefully crafted words–matched and whittled and layered ones–like the ones you wrote here. Great poem.
I love it! It’s like Gerard Manley Hopkins in the kitchen!
Oh, by the way, that was a great story you wrote in your comment about the crawdads. Were you praying that he would have an allergic reaction or was the Lord just extra kind to you?
I didn’t pray for the reaction but I was NOT planning on wading in that water ever again 🙂
Wonderful–I agree with Carina; it IS like Gerard Manley Hopkins! It’s full of joy even if you are chopping up scamps and rapscallions along with the onions.
I’m ashamed to say I didn’t know who Gerald Manley Hopkins was – such a nice compliment! I’m reading some of his poetry right now 🙂
Thank you for stopping by my blog! That was wonderful verse and it fit the prompt so well. Great word choice and a fun mood!
I loved he way this poem galloped along. It was a;most as though you were trying to get the onion job over quickly before the tears came.
I love it and the Galloping Gourmet would too!
Oh, very well done! And I don’t even like onions.
This was a mighty romp: scandalous stalls and scantily clad to boot! And channeling GMH, well now . . .
I love the last 4 lines the mostesest.
I now have GMH on my kindle – LOVED this:
“Hope had grown grey hairs,
Hope had mourning on,
Trenched with tears, carved with cares,
Hope was twelve hours gone”
B, M & O in a glass..you are on the same page as my wife. Cut part of an onion in chunks…tear Italian sandwich roll into chunks…put onion and bread in a glass…add milk and eat with a spoon..I don’t think Chef Puck has that one on his menu..sorry about the typos earlier…I need to edit better
well I like onions but I’ve never tried them with milk…guess I shouldn’t knock it til I try it 🙂
Yes, this definitely had rhythm..It was like music to the ear! Some lovely lines in there..and loved the repetition of sounds -harsh and soft like chopping then cooking..Jae
This was really cool. You are so good. And yes, onions wash away many yucky things. I have a onion(purple)and honey recipe that I give to my babies when they are stuck by gems and cold and cough.
I love that you went from thoughts of chopping, dicing, and slicing to reflecting on the layers. Lovely.
thank you for your kind comments. Do your little ones complain about eating onions and honey? When mine were little they would have been having a fit. My oldest still doesn’t like onions. He says it’s the texture 🙂
Funny, my oldest has a texture issue as well. The onion/honey mixture doesn’t bother them; the onions are strained after soaking for a while and the tonic is actually a simple honey flavor cough syrup. it’s pretty good!
loved this! so much I am going back to read it again! it has a very sing song quality! great job
thank you Lucy – I have no idea where it came from but it was fun getting it down!