Greetings, Poetry Lovers!
Our ever-effervescent hosts for Poetry Friday this week are Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, over at Poetry for Children.
They have some tasty poetic fare today - a brand new anthology called WHAT WE EAT, full of poem-dishes by both new and familiar poets. I look forward to partaking of these wonderful new poems!
I've got a haiku today that, on the surface, is about food as well - albeit with a more adult and somber tone. It's in the current issue of MODERN HAIKU.
soup cans still
on the shelf
©Robyn Hood Black. All rights reserved.
Modern Haiku, Vol 53:1
As an all-things-vintage lover, I do enjoy perusing antique stores, thrift shops, and the occasional estate sale. This poem was written after visiting such an in-home sale last year, from which I emerged with a perfect heavy old straight chair for our new (second) home on the other side of the state in the SC hills.
But walking through the close rooms last summer, I was struck by someone's life (I don't know whose) preserved in the moment by a few details on display for the roaming bargain hunters. A dog leash still dangling from its hook by the back door, and soup cans standing at attention in the small, open pantry.
Thanks for coming by, and enjoy all the flavors of poems rounded up by Janet and Sylvia this week.