My post will be brief for this Poetry Friday! It’s been a week of subzero temps here in the mid-west and today is no different. However, errands must still be done, so I’m off to take care of things while it is still sunny and the illusion persists that it is warmer that it truly is (0 degrees with a windchill of -17).
I’ve been busy reading Sage Cohen’s Writing a Poetic Life and it is a pleasure to take in and ponder the suggestions. Many examples are given as well, so it is always helpful to see a prompt put into practice.
I wrote two poems today, of which I will only share one. The first poem, going unshared is about the frustration of the vaccine distribution for COVID-19 and our elderly. My parents are still awaiting their first doses and I spent an hour on the phone this morning advocating on their behalf with a Walgreen’s local to them. The second poem is about a libation I made in December. In the past, I’ve made Limoncello and Cherry Bounce. I wanted to try something different so I made a similar liqueur from a Pomegranate that caught my eye. This recipe takes at least six weeks to ferment, so last night was the first time I could try some and bottle it up! I hope you enjoy this fun poem!
Pomegranate Persuasion Seeds tucked away in rooms of thick white pith. Holding juice so delicious, this fruit from Mr. Smith. Tenderly plucked away from its protective bed, Each seed put in a dish, so transparent, so red. Plucking, plucking, it’s a time consuming task. But to get them all out, is what the recipe does ask. Now in the bowl, all the glistening ruby seeds, Unknowingly await my pestle, crushing them so they bleed. The red juice is what we want for this strong, fermented mix But, the seeds add flavor too, so we’ll throw them in to fix. A libation so benevolent, it will warm you from inside out, My pomegranate persuasion will get rid of all your pout. On the shelf since December, aging like you and I. It’s ready now to ingest, so I’ll say good-bye!
Our host for Poetry Friday this week is Molly Hogan at Nix the Comfort Zone!
Thank you for hosting, Molly!