Poetics: Spicing it Up

Written for d’Verse Poet’s Pub: https://dversepoets.com/2022/09/20/poetics-spicing-it-up/

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
Basil
Cinnamon
Coriander
Cumin
Dill
Fennel seed
Garam Masala
Ginger
Krakow Nights
Lemongrass
Mulling spices
Mural of flavor
Mustard Seeds
Nutmeg
Paprika
Saffron
Sea salt
Sesame Seeds
Sunny Paris
Thyme
Tuscan Sunset
Vanilla
Zatar

Coriander uncle
went riding in the car
they really wanted company
but Nutmeg would go that far
They took the thyme to ask her
just where she’d like to go
Her answer was overseas
Sunny Paris made her glow
The went on their vacation
and left lemongrass so green
He didn’t want to travel
It’s stuff he’s already seen.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

I don’t know if I should include a translation but without it and emphasis on different syllables, this may make absolutely no sense whatsoever.

Keep reading if you want to see what was in my head….

Beware, it is scary.

Cory and her Uncle
went riding in the car
they really wanted company
but not Meg would go that far
They took the time to ask her
just where she’d like to go
Her answer was overseas
Sunny Paris made her glow
The went on their vacation
and left Lem on grass so green
He didn’t want to travel
It’s stuff he’s already seen.

Sadje is the host of What do you see? https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/08/15/what-do-you-see-147-august-15-2022/

Drowning
Reaching up
Looking for air
Needing help to survive
Wondering what is going on
Hoping for someone’s hand
Waving to live
Stretching far
Life

Drowning
Searching everywhere
Where is love?
Trying to find honesty
Wondering where life will lead
Keeping hope alive
Staying positive
Life

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Weekend Writing Prompt #272- Dazzling

Find it here: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/08/13/weekend-writing-prompt-272-dazzling/

What is Dazzling?

One look and I see
What dazzling means
In the eyes of the ones
Those here to be seen.

From the top of your head
To the tip of your toes
What dazzling means
Who really knows? 

It amazes me
Right to my core
That what dazzling means
Stands right at my door.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Utopian Relief: Compilation 08/03/2022

Invariably direct, the enemy proceeds
In tempo with the steps, measured-out stride speeds
A classic kind of surge, movement towards the top
Flushing out the meager, not willing them to stop
Remunerated gifts get handed to the crowd
Surreal sounds arise, cheers becoming loud
A melancholy lull comes down to stunt the noise
Little girls and boys stay quiet with their toys
Time has come to leave, some people are content
A historical milestone, a memorable event

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: July 26, 2022

This prompt is from Go Dog Go Cafe: https://godoggocafe.com/2022/07/26/tuesday-writing-prompt-challenge-july-26-2022/

Todays prompt: Write a poem using the words theater, children, and perspective

In my abstract perspective
I strive for something more
than children in their costumes
showing up at my front door
Its like a little theater
the street it is the stage
But some of those big actors
have surpassed the acting age.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Just Be You: Compilation 7/24/22

Our lives are filled with radiant heat we seem to pass around
We line up stones to make our soup, no taste is ever found. 
Its like a single snapshot of idols in our world
With timeless, kitschy bundles of memories left unfurled
A lonely individual who finds a ghost to haunt 
the wet kiss from your grandma or possibly your aunt
You try to be reflective of things you may have missed
Immersed in all your drama, two lips that are unkissed
We hold on to our memories, those ones we left behind
To keep up on our future, underwhelming we may find
But a candle keeps on flickering, it burns alone you see
Smoke meandering in the air, its billowy and free
Keep on with your focus, don’t lose your faith in you
For someday we all get our gold, whatever we are due. 

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

The Little Things: Compilation 07/20/2022

Like a fractal deposit along the creek bed
an astounding accomplishment poignantly said
Sunset in a cup, so light and refreshing
Keeping all your close friends silently guessing
where have you been and where are you going
You’ll slip out the back with nobody knowing
The sound of a tin cup rattling with change
Time suddenly frozen, no need to arrange
A shipment sent back from an unlisted number
your hot mind relaxes and then you may slumber.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

What I Need: Compilation 07/17/2022

On a luminous night three days from now
The spirits will come, they might even growl
Myths
are beyond doubt , I’m certain to say
things that I wish for, I hum and I pray
But shortages happen, discounts are lost
I’m glum without coupons, how much things cost
Like birds on a mission in regional fields
Without worms a-squirming, dirt without yields
My heart is so willowy, hope’s trickling away
So i’ll drag my bones out on some other day.
I’ll run to the supermarket open til nine
And buy what I need and then I’ll be fine.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

The Cat’s Visit: The Cat in the Hat Fanfiction

The Cat in the Hat set off to the house
of the boy and the girl, to give them a rouse
He brought with him toys and three other things
Like books and balloons and tossable rings.
Humidity was high on the warm summer day
and he didn’t think they’d go outside to play
instead they would stay at home in the dark
reading good stories and a bath with a shark.
He’d sit with them quiet and not read them junk
Kids like his friends didn’t want books that stunk.
No audience needed for the Cat in the Hat
He knew about fame and what went with that
Instead he chose quiet with friends like the kids
And stayed until bedtime, when both kids closed their lids.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Quadrille #155

Check this out at d’Verse Poets Pub: https://dversepoets.com/2022/07/11/quadrille-155-lets-celebrate/

Today’s Quadrille prompt word is celebrate. Use the word, or some form of the word, such as celebrated, celebration, etc. in your poem today.

Today

Today we get the chance
So we should celebrate life
Get up and let’s see you dance
Dispel all your strife

See where you want to go
This isn’t some kind of test
Live and love all you want
Trying to be your best.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry