Licking Lemons and Sipping Wine

I fingered a lemon so ripe
that its citrusy tang
leapt from my fingers
to my nose… And it lingered there
from spring bright to winter dark. 

Bubbly spirits tend to dull the senses,
slightly mask tastes, scents and thoughts…
But licking lemon
after sipping sparkly wine
fills my tongue with rekindling vibes.

“Make lemonade out of Fate’s lemons,”
said a mouth in the crowded feast.
I smiled towards the communal buzz…
while sipping wine and licking lemons,
and freeing my soul to make everything.


for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (Artistic Interpretation)

Still Life with Fruit 1852, by Severin Roesen
via

39 comments:

  1. <3 Life is a fruit salad!

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    1. With bits of extra yummy tang for everyone to savor and delight in. ♥

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  2. I love this and very timely for me <3 I think I shall join you in sipping wine whilst licking lemons and freeing myself <3

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  3. Totally gorgeous, Magaly!

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  4. The contrast between the wine and the lemon .. a lot of life is in that contrast. I like how you put this (which I read as a metaphor) into a real narrative.. and that way you increased the meaning, especially in the last stanza..

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  5. Love this.....I'll join in the lemon licking.....tee hee
    Hey, I'm mulling.....got so many thoughts about the wonderfulness that is Blooming Howls, but don't have a comment pulled together yet. I am so affected by your writings....each is a gem of a different color and we "the Cuckoos" have had a wonderful series of discussions about each one. xoxoxoxoxo Oma Linda

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    1. Hooray! I can't wait to read your review. You have that glorious tendency to see things I didn't even know where there--the Muse is sneaky like that. And you catch her every time. ;-)

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  6. That first stanza is just amazing - a poem within a poem. I far prefer the taste of lemons to sweeter fruits.

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  7. Apparently lemons are of alkaline properties and not acidic. Very unlike what most would want to believe! So having lemons would be a good thing and that jives beautifully with your first stanza. Beautiful write Magaly!

    Hank

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    1. Yes, dear Hank! I remember how amazed our Little Princess was when she discovered lemons weren't acidic--she was reading about "foods that affect the gut and foods that don't".

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  8. You really have an exquisite talent for poetry. Beautifully crafted lines that drench the senses. I can imagine you in a past life "licking lemons and sipping wine" with the Romantic poets.

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    1. If you keep on saying that, I might have to tell you what I've been plotting... ;-D

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    2. Ooooooh... you little minx! What a tease!! ;D

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  9. …so ripe indeed. Spring bright to winter dark is fabulous!

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  10. Deliciously sparkly and effervescent. Word porn.

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    1. Word porn is quite adored around these parts. ;-D

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  11. A bit of positive....love it!

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  12. You have such a beautiful command of the English language!

    I left a note on the previous post for you.

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    1. Thank you, Gail. On both counts. ♥♥♥

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  13. I am having Sat. Morning lemony snickers, you saucy cocktail cake! xo

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  14. Well now I'm gonna have to go open the bottle of sparkling wine that's been languishing in the fridge...and perhaps have some lime with it, since I don't have lemons. Lick and sip my wicked one. Lick and sip.

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    1. Do you have any coconuts? Because if you do... then we must put the lime in the coconut, too! ♥

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    2. Lol. I may have to find something coconutty now. There's a tree near me, but alas, I left my cutlass in my old home. Perhaps a margarita (at midnight of course) rimmed with salted toasted coconut...

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    3. Now I'm drooling at the idea of toasted coconut!

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  15. So great if you can live in this spirit! And you seem to--a great gusto and forgiveness in this poem, thanks! k.

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  16. Better than putting the lime in the coconut ...

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  17. I suck lemons....just saying :D XXX

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    1. ...and you don't even make a face. ;-D ♥

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