Tale Weaver #82: out my kitchen window


Outside my kitchen window, birds singing
Dogs running, children cycling, people passing

Hear the baby bird cries for his food
Among the branches, doves cooed

Unfettered that he’s bigger than the mother
It doesn’t matter, as I hear my cat purr

Check our flowers and ferns, all thriving
A neighbour, all about her holiday babbling

I’ve just twisted some weeds off the plants
And harvested some tomatoes and eggplants

An old grill, for our family’s delight
Always handy, when the sun is bright

Still hoping summer is not finish yet
Make the most of it, without any fret

Outside my kitchen window, an old bench
Where the son used to study his French

Where I stop and think, train of thoughts
Dreaming of mangoes and kumquats

Reading and writing, pages and pages
Reminiscing the past and accepting changes

(c) ladyleemanila 2016


For: Tale Weaver #82: out my kitchen window and Wordle259 Jul 31 by Brenda Warren


O Lovely Drawer!

Writing 201: Drawer
What’s in your drawer? Let’s praise it (to its face) with odes and apostrophes. Hello, Day 8!
Prompt: ode
Device: apostrophe

O lovely drawer, you’re so beautiful
Full of different spices for our cooking
Without you our food would be tasteless
Just add the right spice and voila! Magic!
Be it for curry, stew, pizza or adobo
You always provide us with the right stuff
So here we are admiring you for your beauty
As well as for being so smart in the kitchen
O lovely drawer we bought you in Regensburg
In a nice shop at the city centre, you were there
Amidst all the other bits and pieces in a corner
You entice us with your vibrant colours
Choosing the right spice for each drawer
Is such a joy, we have to think of priorities
Which ones we use the most, chillis, peppers
Basil, Italian herbs, cardamom, cinnamon
Tarragon, paprika and turmeric – they made it!
O lovely drawer, we owe our delight to you
You add spices to our lives!