Black Beans Await

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday:  Soup's On!
(posted by Mish)

"Today, I’d like you to stir some soup into your haibun. You can write about the creative process of your own concoction or the memory of someone else’s. Soup could be a small detail in a significant happening in your life, a background aroma or the main ingredient of your haibun."

This is a timely topic for me.  Over the holidays, my sister
cooked a fragrant, hearty chicken soup.  All the years of childhood,
I never ate my mother's chicken soup.  Disliked all chicken soup
including Campbell's.  I always chose tomato.  I have come
to love my sister's soup, though she claims it is my mother's recipe.

Several days ago, I decided to make black bean soup.  Started
out with glorious cloves of garlic, celery, onion, and carrots,
melding their flavors together.  Addition of crushed red pepper,
black pepper, and cumin spiced up the mellow beans.  Now,
two containers await in the freezer for those coming cold nights.

     autumn leaves fall
     create blanketed sidewalks
     warming the concrete

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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14 Responses to Black Beans Await

  1. VJ says:

    This topic is getting me hungry!


  2. Rob Kistner says:

    Love black bean soup, hate Campbell’s chicken noodle — we are aligned Sara… 🙂✌🏼❤️


  3. Misky says:

    Sounds delicious.


  4. Helen says:

    We freeze leftover soup and believe it tastes even better second time around! Cheers.


  5. Your description makes my stomach growl!


  6. The holy triad of celery, onion, and carrots make every soup perfect.


  7. Mish says:

    So interesting the way our palate can change.
    I really enjoyed the process of your black bean soup!


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