Wednesday, May 11, 2016

CARROWNISKEY, MAYO - after "Knoxville, Tennesse" by Nikki Giovanni.

I always liked Mayo
best
you ate Granny's brown bread
still warm and moist
and potato cakes
and tarts
and egg sponge
and boiled cake
fruity
and lamb chops
and colcannon mountains
that burst open
with golden pools
of butter
inside
that oozes out
flowing like lava
down scallion-flecked slopes
to puddle
on the flowery plate
and feel full
and content
with food that delights
and nourishes.

Mary Finnegan.

Written on a writers' course with Cathy some years back and slightly tweaked in May 2016 and shared today because I found it when looking for something else!!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Mary
    Lovely piece and great to see the "author mode" is working well!

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  2. That is just powerful stuff mary. Imagery and descriptions are just outstanding

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