RSS

DAILY MAGIC — free verse

15 Mar


Daily Magic

Not by the dark of the moon,
not in some grim retreat, but here …
by light of dawn, or noon-time glare,
or in the softer tones of dusk,
in the kitchen about which the whole
house curls, like a cat, for warmth—
this is where she works her daily magic.
Recipes for texts and a stove that has
become familiar to her touch and that
responds to her spells … these are
needful things but there’s so much more.
Fingertips that know a pinch by touch.
Hands that are never too hot, too cold.
Eyes that can tell a skin from a glaze from a shine.
A nose more finely tuned than a Steinway.
Ears that hear the first bubble and measure
the water drop’s dance across the griddle.
And even these are overshadowed by her
uncanny sense of taste … her tongue knows,
knows! Day after day, her power grows.
We all know her meals have made us …
her magic carries us everywhere we go.
The alchemists of old? They aimed too low.

_____________________________________________________

Baltimore, Maryland 2009.
Published on Scribd.com July 1, 2010.

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on March 15, 2016 in Free Verse

 

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Lens and Pens by Sally

a weekly blog that creates a personal philosophy through photographs and words

Belinda Broughton

illustration, art n poetry (by Belinda Broughton)

Life After Carbs

A real person eating (mostly) real food

the other bunny

for the other kind of haibun

ideajunkyard

where all the trash in my head pours out as poetry. Enjoy!

Qaiser

"Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back." ... these are my songs and whispers.

Failed Haiku

A Journal of English Senryu

All Things Tanka

News and information about tanka

HeartBeatsBlue

an open journal

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

This is a writer's blog for authors, business people, creative people, freelancers, journalists, publishers, and poets. They will learn the ins and outs of writing for publication. Both beginning and experienced writers will profit from it.

jdubqca

poetry by j matthew waters

In The Hive

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=from%3A%40Beezknez%20exclude%3Amentions Poetry Thoughts Stories Photo's Art (copyright by MyFreeCopyright.com

Bending moments

This WordPress.com site is the cat’s pajamas

mcclintockpoemtree

4 out of 5 dentists recommend this WordPress.com site

Lilly coyote's haiku den

Home to haiku, haibun, haiga, and a few stray poems

pauldavidmena

Just another WordPress.com site

Jars of Stars

... some of the best micropoetry from Twitter, kept alive in jars...

this empty nest

photos and images by angie werren

antantantantant

contemporary haiku since 1994

Martian

Truth is a pain to accept

THOTPURGE

Incomplete Thots...

Poeticadia

"As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing." T.S.Eliot

The Bonny Blog

photography ● poetry ● quotations

Awoodlandrose's Blog

The Poetry of Soil

tom clausen

poems and photos

%d bloggers like this: