A Pod With Potential

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Beginnings
“Trace a thing, even, or action back to its true or imagined beginning.”


Chocolate truffles (Cheryl Carlin)

Was it a magical bean? No,
not a beanstalk of Jack’s. The Aztecs
thought it divine, a wine
for rituals.

From an ordinary cacao pod
to extraordinary drink, all
the rage throughout Europe

where sophisticated aristocrats
believed it an aphrodisiac
only the wealthy could afford.

Then Dutch cocoa was born
followed up by chocolate
paste, a taste Cadbury was quick

to market. Now there’s chocolate
milk, candies, and cakes. Whether
milk, dark or semi, I’ll gladly take any.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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11 Responses to A Pod With Potential

  1. Sherry says:

    The evolution of chocolate. How cool!


  2. susan says:

    Ilove that you take chocolate back to myth and luxery and forward to accessibility. I wish I had some right now!


  3. hypercryptical says:

    Me too!
    Anna :o]


  4. Robert says:

    you have sparked my obsession with chocolate which I was valiantly trying to suppress… 🙂


  5. MYRNA ZACH says:

    still magic to me



  6. Sumana Roy says:

    This is a deliciously sweet poem. So chocolate-y 🙂


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