Saturday, 6 October 2012

Cooking for two



fresh wheat bread -
crust broken and dipped -
in virgin olive oil
stirs the tongue of basil, lemon
and herbs, their garden of roses

this is the way he touches her -
thick buttermilk and minced shallots
curling the pan, inhaling poppy seeds
and mushroom, softening skin

this is the way she falls into him -
slowly melting, nose flaring in sensous
intake, white wine twining with sea salt, 
as his fingers knead and entice the aroma

of creamy white sauce, over cooked pasta 
crimping her hair in honeycombs,
waiting for the serving fork to twirl -
sprinkling of black pepper and parmesan cheese - 
his love - warm - on her lips


Posted for D'verse Poets Pub- Poetics - Foodloose ~ another food poem ~  
Shared with Poets United
~  A Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian friends and readers ~ Happy long weekend ~  

picture credit:  Tagliatelle with Poppy Seeds and Prosciutto

51 comments:

  1. heck yeah...cooking together can be sexy...and make for a great metaphor as well...love how you touch all the senses as well...cause in cooking and other pleasures they both play a big part...smiles.

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    1. I got the cooking tips from you ~ smiles ~ Thanks for the support Brian ~

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  2. Wow... who knew cooking could be sooooo sexy! LOL
    Great piece Heaven... :) Glad you decided on chicken too..enjoy!

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  3. I'll have what she having... Food and sex and what's missing!

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  4. This is breathtaking. I love the sensual way you cook with words....oh for such a meal as this. Smiles~

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  5. This is my kinda read! ;) Food and sex. Two of life's most basic and fundamental pleasures. It had an erotic feel to it, without being seedy or corny. I really enjoyed it.

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  6. oh heck...now that is a delicious dish they're cooking up...so sensual...hmmm...making love is much like cooking and eating and savoring...hmmmm

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  7. OK, now I'm hungry, both for food and for.... that other thing :PPP

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  8. Always delicious to visit you, another sensual treat served up with style. ;)

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  9. Cooking together can be quite the thrill and one can get their ummm fill hahaha happy thanksgiving

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  10. 'al dente' in every sense! Love it.

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  11. i'm hungry for more! grr!

    love this grace. :)

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  12. Masterfully crafted! I enjoyed the piece. Enticing meal, alluring words, charming combination! :) I love this!

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  13. It's a meal for the taking, sensuously prepared! Nicely Heaven!

    Hank

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  14. Sensuous oh yeah, Tasty Too!
    I am smiling.

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  15. Awesome, sexy, and food! Who could ask for anything more...I loved the line... "this is the way he touches her."

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  16. Very expressive both in terms of food and touch. k.

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  17. Completely sexy read and I loved it. It was also beautiful visually on the mind.

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  18. My my lovely. I want to be cooking for two. Sweet luscious poem. You did right...;)! gardenlilie.com

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  19. Good good! I love how you entwined cooking and making love. Overcooked pasta... I can imagine why!
    Beautifully described, I could smell roses and spices and even feel the creamy sauce on my lips!

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  20. All sorts of sensuous delight emanating from this pan! Well penned.

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  21. Delicious...sensual...unique piece. I enjoyed reading this!:)

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  22. Mmm... this sounds delightful and oh so intimate!

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  23. I love how you mixed romance and cooking so artfully, plus the food looks so delicious.

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  24. Makes me long for pasta and I havent had my morning coffee yet. (I'm too tired to long for the rest, hee hee) Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

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  25. I love the way you crafted (well cooked) your metaphor.

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  26. Ah the Dao of Love, the Art of Cooking -- nice mix!

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  27. Such a richly sensual and evocative write. I loved this and I love how you weave food and sensuality together.

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  28. You blend the two so well in lovely alchemy.
    Dining and love
    I'm thinking you quite able in the culinary arts, and equally able in others.
    Nice write, Grace
    Have a great sunday
    ~rick

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  29. gourmet love this...deliciously done.

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  30. This made me feel hungry and melancholy for a special someone at the the same time - so sensual and sensory.

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  31. Ooooh very nice, I can certainly identify with this poem...delicious!

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  32. LOL, I don't know if I'm hungry, turned on or both. Loved it, yum, yum, sexiness.

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  33. Oh my goodness! That is so yummy :-) You had me at bread and olive oil--my fav!

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  34. Thanks so much for all your kind words and visit ~ I appreciate them ~

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  35. Heaven, this was heavenly. I feel so hungry now with all your sensuous descriptions.

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  36. steamy! i LOVE cooking with a partner ~ fun with my daughter, sensual with my man. {smile}

    have a great week, Heaven!

    d

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  37. What did you say there at the end?..."another food poem"? This most certainly is not just another food poem. It is deliciously sensual and beautifully prepared. Loved it.

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  38. My favorite memories are cooking in the kitchen! I hope you're enjoying your long weekend, Heaven. As always, thank you, Heaven.

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  39. Gorgeous metaphor... Computer died about three weeks ago. Nice to be back and reading your wonderful poems...

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  40. What a sensual write, Heaven. Are we still talking about food;)?

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  41. Ah, makes me hungry for a few things. Delicious.

    Thanks for your comment. I respect your work a great deal.

    Am embarrassed about my typo. A bit OCD perhaps.

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