THE SEVEN YEARS OF LONELY

THE SEVEN YEARS OF LONELY

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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Love and life… so much like feast or famine...

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Love and life… so much like a feast… There’s that liaison that is shallow and sweet, like too many pastries… a Vendôme perhaps (a licorice meringue, with chocolate mousse and vanilla crème brûlée)... Oh how it’s sweetness coats your tongue and your libido... but you can’t live forever on that… though you might like to try… Or there is that deep and filling relationship, so like a loaf of Pane Casareccio di Genzano and fine Agnello al Forno, delicious roast lamb with rosemary... You swallow it down with the finest Cabernet Sauvignon from 2003…

 

Now often we find others too bland over time… or with too much salt… or turning bitter… like dark coffee… or wild chicory that’s found in the Fave e Cicorie Selvatiche … There are times when foods become too common… lose their flavor… like friendships once desired… now only tolerated… a blandness comes over your meal…  And so at dinner he gives her flowers… white Jasmine, with that rich aroma… and time in the moonlight… and the best years of his life… Maybe she takes them… willingly devours his gifts… no exchange… no barter… empty handed…

 

Life is beggar for some, isn’t it… sparse plates... sparse smiles pass the whiles... and the stale bread fills what it can... Feasted famine… famined touch… hungry skin... unsatisfied… He remembers laughing... but what a distant, unfamiliar sound now... echoed, yet engraved here in the seven years of lonely… Love and life... so much like a feast…

 

Ah, my friends, eat, drink, and be merry… and may you blessed with love and life that satisfies your appetite forever…


© 2016 An owl on the moon



Author's Note

An owl on the moon
"I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them." ~ Nora Ephron

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A feast indeed, and though lentils and crumbs wont suffice the stomach, the heart truly wishes for no more, as for the wine choice, I think a vintage of 2009 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon would be a better choice ;)

Posted 2 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Months Ago

Thank you so very much for your comments, and for the wondrous recommendation. Must find soon. :)
It was impossible for me not get deep into de visuals of such an amazingly well crafted poem.

Immensely enjoyable!!!!

All best,
:-)
Sil

Posted 8 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

Forgive my delay, dear poet, and thank you for your wondrous kindness. :)
Silmara McGarry

8 Months Ago

Don't worry at all ;-)
You surely welcome!
I agree my friend.
"Life is beggar for some, isn’t it… sparse plates... sparse smiles pass the whiles... and the stale bread fills what it can... Feasted famine… famined touch… hungry skin... unsatisfied… He remembers laughing... but what a distant, unfamiliar sound now... echoed, yet engraved here in the seven years of lonely… Love and life... so much like a feast…"
The above lines are true for many. Eat and eat till they are left barren and alone. Last lines were perfect closure to the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 9 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

9 Months Ago

Thank you, dear friend. May your life always be a banquet filled with everything your soul seeks.
Coyote Poetry

9 Months Ago

A amazing poem and you are welcome.
Live a life full of love.

Posted 11 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

11 Months Ago

Salamat. May your life overflow with love, dear poet.
genalyn caguimbal

11 Months Ago

Salamat din po.
Life and love are very much a meal to savor. Although from the news reports it's become a feast of the senses accompanied with a fine whine. Sometimes a touch of salt brings out the flavor, but as far as spice, VARIETY seems to be the one in vogue at the moment. Eat, drink and be Mary. :)

Posted 12 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

12 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Ted. I appreciate your comments, and the wondrous way they flavor the conversatio.. read more
There's always been richness of colour to tempt the senses in your writing.. but, this.. this is something else.. .. For and to me, your words defy the stomach and shoot straight to mind and heart.. The menu set is rich and magnificent in so many ways and yet.. i wonder, are they perhaps a little too rich for some. And here and there you hint as such.

You remind those who understand that a gold-edged menu is merely a guide.. that what one tries sometimes satisfies but - the flavour quickly dies! Your Italian suggestions - plus a bottle of fine French wine. are wonderful extravagance.. and right now i could... But, I prefer the metze , a selection of small dishes.. a taste of each.. another taste perhaps... but then.. choice made..would select the speciality not merely for the day but.. forever. (Mind you an Italian 'metze' would be more than welcome!)

Sorry, Craig, your words got my juices going.. your poem is so very visual!

Posted 12 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

12 Months Ago

I so appreciate your thoughts, dear Emma! Thank you for stopping by to have a bit of this feast whic.. read more
This is, as intended, very rich. I love the comparisons made ans the work progresses. And a hearty agreement with the conclusions reached. Excellent work.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

12 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Ken. So very glad to have you by.
My goodness.............this just about had this little girl in tears............So much reality! Hard to digest and some so easily. Bless your writing and creative mind............Kathy

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

12 Months Ago

Dear Kathy, thankful the writing could move you, and hoping that you only ever find the feast of lif.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

12 Months Ago

Thankyou. your a dear!
Potatoes are the best part ;) IMHO...Skipping Hallowed eve this year and going straight for the giving thanks, loved this write :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

12 Months Ago

Ah, I so deeply appreciate your kind, thankful remarks, dear Corset. :)
Corset

12 Months Ago

Lovely, as always my pleasure

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