Gargle

October 14, 2008 at 10:44 PM (Inedible pleasures, ingredient processing and storage, poetry, random musings, sights)

Rows, rows and rows-
Jars empty fill shelves:
Little ghosts in a classroom-
Not one spoils the silence.
With dust-lipped, open mouths-
Parched, they wait breathless;
Crumpled spiders to swallow whole.

The lucky ones munch dried leaves-
Toothlessly torn from a chill gust:
Tea and gossip-
With a wind that whispered, and then went away.

-P. Qeluzsva

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8 Comments

  1. Anita said,

    Oh gosh!
    And the disease spreads! [Not the poetry, the recipe-free posts! Et tu….?]

    “β€˜Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;” though. Now for some filled jars, you think?

    I think… πŸ™‚

  2. Manisha said,

    Halowe’en is coming and I can’t wait, I can’t wait…

    You’d think she never wrote a post without a recipe. Hmmph.

    That’s right… the eyes need food as well.

  3. bee said,

    my haiku

    creepy crawlies
    are good toasted
    and sprinkled with chaat masala

    Oh? Not a vegetarian anymore dearie? πŸ˜€

  4. musical said,

    After having complained of spider-lite on my blog, you post the real ones! Way to go Pel ;).

    “With a wind that whispered, and then went away.”: Love this line!

    Thank ye…. I think I sat on that line for about 2 hours!

  5. Average Jane said,

    Quite incredible!

    One never knows quite where inspiration lies/lays/will be you know?

  6. Manisha said,

    tic toc tic toc

    Where’s the snooze button on this thing? Oh…here it is!

  7. Manisha said,

    It took you two hours to pass that whispering wind? Good thing it went away quickly, ya?

    Black banana in the mail? πŸ™‚

  8. purplesque said,

    Ingredient processing and storage?

    Just wondering.

    One of several “Odes to Jars” that I have written…

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