A Spicy Love

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics:  Spicing it Up
(posted by Merril)

"On dVerse live last week, we were talking about magnetic poetry, and so today I’m going to give you a list of words. Only instead of all the tabs on the magnetic poetry site, this list is all herbs, spices, and flavorings."

"I’ve chosen twenty-five herbs, spices, flavors, and spice combinations—A to Z. Pick at least three for your poem. Use more if you so desire. You may also choose one of the words or phrases for your title."

Aleppo Pepper
Arizona Dreaming
Fennel seed
Garam Masala
Krakow Nights
Mulling spices
Mural of flavor
Mustard Seeds
Sea salt
Sesame Seeds
Sunny Paris
Tuscan Sunset

You are the cinnamon
and nutmeg in my
pumpkin pie.  Sigh.
You ginger me
on Krakow Nights.
Your saffron colors
me in paprika glow. So,
let us go, and witness
a vanilla-scented
Tuscan sunset.


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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13 Responses to A Spicy Love

  1. I love the vanilla scented Tuscan sunset line!


  2. Misg says:

    Sweet rhyme. I can tell you had fun with this one, Sara. 🙂


  3. merrildsmith says:

    What is pumpkin pie without the cinnamon and nutmeg? Sweet and romantic! Thank you for joining in the spicy fun. 🙂


  4. Helen says:

    I am with you ~~ all the way to Italy! Well done, Sara.


  5. Cara Hartley says:

    That was fun! I included pumpkin pie in my poem too.
    ~Ornery Owl~


  6. Kerfe says:

    paprika glow…I can feel it


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