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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Smorgasbord at Sunday Scribblings


Two pieces of poetry are posted here in the spirit of smorgasbord which is the prompt from Sunday Scribblings. A wonderfully fast moving meme, feel free to read and play along with the bloggers!



smorgasbord
joy of spring gutter
Stellar's jay




In Scottsdale Shadows

Chunked tomatoes
cucumbers squared
green and red peppers
mound the earthen bowl.

Beyond Borgata Shops
scabrous stones crumble
over Conquistadoré bones,

silhouette of one-hump
Camelback crawls across
gazpacho.





Day in the Desert, original watercolor by Turner.

25 comments:

Remiman said...

Sue,
A spring smorgasbord to delight all the senses!
I went to Arizona for the first time last year and I was smitten.
rel

gautami tripathy said...

Very pertaining to the senses! Loved it!

desert rat said...

We regularly get starlings and grackles in our gutters, foraging away. Thanks for the spring image; we need it here in Ontario, where we're still covered in snow!

arboleda said...

smorgasbord
joy of spring gutter
Stellar's jay

those are very poetic words..."spring gutter...

Granny Smith said...

Both haiku and poem are delightful. I love the bright and lively colors of the first stanza contrasted with the conquistador's bones!

Devil Mood said...

It's colourful, it's curious!
I'm hungry now :)

January said...

Very nice. Loved them both!

Linda said...

Love the visual of the Camelback hump crawling! Great personification! Yummy poem!

odessa said...

love the spring smorgasbord. brings to mind a celebration of colors :)

solsamba said...

it brought back memories of the soutwest, where i hope to move to before this year is out. thanks you so much for your comment on my
s.s piece; this is the first time i have ever shown my writing to anyone. it encourages me to keep going!
hugs to you :)

Michele said...

Lovely! Lyrical and discriptive.

Shari said...

I wish that I could write poetry like that. But, I wouldn't know where to start. I like how the haiku makes me think of Spring. Thanks for stopping by and reading mine. I decided to get back to doing my writing prompts.

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

Decidedly edible!!!

Macii said...

Bright! I'm in the mood for a colorful salad!

giggles said...

Very inviting, I can smell the cucumbers.

Hugs Giggles

keith hillman said...

Delightful as ever!

noahthegreat said...

gazpacho doesn't like to work in my mouth!

Regardless, good work!

(It's not my fault I can't speak :P.)

Jennifer Hicks said...

sensual
yummy

grace said...

I can feel the spring crawling now! Great poem as usual.

sage said...

nicely done--like the painting too

Jane Doe said...

I love what you did with the prompt. Great writing.

FYI, I've started my own writing prompt website, and would be honored if you would participate.

Jane's Inspirations

Billy said...

I LOVE "In Scottsdale Shadows." What a mastery of sound, precision, and compression. I'm jealous :)

Heather said...

Beautiful! You are such a talent. Loved them both!

And thank you for your kind comment on my fabric smorgasbord. ;o)

DJPare said...

You made me hungry with the second one!

CHEFDRUCK said...

I love scabrous stones crumble...