Here we are and time
when I found you —
latitudes of faces,
of eyelids and shoulders,
sculptured in sapphire
the orbital fruit dangles,
from its ripening —
Twilight and white linen
stoke the hunger —
I slice zucchini
peppers into strips
toss the cuttings
into volcanic oils of olive,
aromatic sesame —
the meat is warm
for the tasting,
pearls of rice turn amber
from the fragrant
here we are
by D. G. Vachal © 2013
*** Image by Rob Espierre
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Blessings & Greetings, our favourite poetry for we are truly blessed and honoured thank you for sharing your beautiful and inspiring writings 🙂 Lilies, Sparrows and Grass
Dear Lizzie, I am the one who is blessed and much honored that my writings touch and inspire you. Thank you so much for reblogging this post. Blessings and my best wishes.
Sweet words! 🙂
Thank you, Joseyphina! Blessings, Dee
what can I say! Truly a magnificent piece that incites the imagination and the subtle to breathe and lick ones lips in hungry anticipating for the feast! BEAUTIFUL ! xo
Dear Deb, I am thrilled that you unwrapped the layers with your interpretation of this poem. Thank you for sharing your insights. It is a delight. Love and blessings, Dee
Your poetry is always so beautiful. 🙂
Thank you so much, Janet. So nice to have you visit, and your lovely comment. Best wishes, Dee
Dee, what a sweet post … LOVE the picture 🙂 delights of summer … you captured them beautifully… be blessed!
Warm summer greetings to you, Heidi! I am delighted you liked the post and the picture that depicts the delights of summer. Blessings to you, dear friend! Dee
You have always impressed me with your ability to use color as a description of surroundings but here you’ve captured our other senses. I sense distance in “latitude of faces,” but the meal itself is very familiar; the pepper, the zucchini. Your action here, a sacrifice, the fruit suspended, a sense of the forbidden, the cutting, the oil the aroma. I want to place my hands inside of yours to complete the task. Yet too, I feel that we are allowed a glimpse here, the sense of anticipation, for linen and twilight are very, very private. We should all have a sense of that sort of bliss. Very well done.
Dear Sandra, what impresses me is that I paint a landscape and you discover the gold and the ore, point to the fields where oil is to be found. Thank you for listening to the words of my heart and capturing its melody. Love, Dee
Words evoking senses, colours embellishing the offering – what a delight, what a treat – a feast indeed, Dee 🙂
You don’t post often, but when you do – it never fails to captivate.
Peace and blessings,
Ah — “feast” indeed is the word that distills these phrases into one.
Thank you, Eric for sharing your sharp perception on this piece.
Peace and blessings,
LOved the images, the twilight and white linen, the volcanic oils, the pearls of rise turnn amber… so evocative, and vivid….
Thank you, Valerie. I am delighted that you found the images and words evocative and vivid. All my best, Dee
you certainly made sensual beauty of cooking and love.. nicely done. thank you
“Sensual beauty of cooking and love” — thank you so much for perceiving this wonderful aspect in this piece. All my best, Dee
Thank you, Kathi! Best to you, Dee
An alluring and intimate meal indeed…very nicely done!
Thank you Lester, as always, for your encouragement. I’m so glad you like this piece. God bless! Dee
Oh my, Dee……….how can I even comment on something so beautiful…….something which took of my breath so easily. *sigh* I love this…….. how beautiful the soul to find the words. ~ Love always, Bobbie
Oh Bobbie, thank you for your most lovely thoughts — indeed it is the soul that can fathom the depths of beauty that sometimes, in serendipitous moments, finds itself in words…. Love always, Dee
P.S.: I also nominated you for the Semper Fidelis Award; you can visit my site for the details. Congrats, and continue with the wonderful work!
Thank you, Lester — and congrats to you as well! I am honored by your nomination. Blessings always, Dee
What a wonder !! This is amazing….You write so beautiful…..Keep up the good work always xx
Thank you so much for your uplifting comments!
Beautiful writing here – and the photo. Just lovely.
Thank you so much! It is a pleasure to have you visit my blog.
This made my day, it is so beautiful!
Oh how uplifting to hear your comment! Thank you so much, Shanna! Dee