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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Lovely write , the food divine but alas too much of a good thing can turn you away. Love the metaphor for relationships. Lyrical as usual .

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

I am so glad you came by. Wishing you now a week of beautiful feasts for your heart and mind.
LIKE THE DETAIL IN THIS... LOVE THE EMOTIONAL FEEL OF SADNESS AND BEAUTY WOVEN TOGETHER.. NICE JOB

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

So appreciated my friend. I wish you and yours only a beautiful feast on life's banquet table.
Sean M. Addams

1 Year Ago

THANK YOU .. HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL :)
No matter how much we eat, sometimes we still feel empty. No, you can't live forever on sweetness, but without it, life is just so dull, is it not? Amazing how after chasing a relationship, it can suddenly sour....making us totally intolerant. Just as we sometimes love a certain food till we eat it too much and suddenly can no longer stomach it. How clever your metaphor is, Craig. Those who sate their appetites in life and in love are truly fortunate. lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your wondrous insights, Lydi. Wishing you such a feast of life that lingers always on .. read more
Very imaginative and well structured in form.And just beautiful to read,Such a pleasure, a treasure,great measure!

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your kindness! May your week be deeply blessed. :)
Maria12

1 Year Ago

I thank you for that blessing
I love the imagination of seamlessly comparing love & food. What makes your comparison especially bright & interesting is your use of unusual foods that convey complex metaphorical parallels to various friendships & relationships. You briefly & offhandedly define some menu items for those of us who may not understand, yet without interrupting the flow of your discourse. Most of all, I love the way you've woven in the idea of "feast or famine" and "seven years of hunger" without it being cliché, instead it's highly relatable for true life.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your uplifting words, your insights into my writing. This was both painful and delicio.. read more
I like how you expressed some foods and people become to common and lose flavor, I can see that happening. People do the same common things as before
Food seems to expire their warnings...
people as to food are about the same.
Like the metaphor involved...

excellento on your words

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your encouragement and your insights, dear poet. Much appreciated!
The sweet and sour of all that life and love has to offer, this was indeed a very satisfying read.

Posted 1 Year Ago


A very true write. In my own family my siblings seemed to go through all of these different relationships you depicted here. Lots of love but alas also some with regrets. Valentine

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Yes, oh love is meant to be a living feast, but it so often brings sorrow and heartache. May your de.. read more
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…

Love the way you compare life with food....mmmm.... thought of living a life with pastries all the time.. we all like sugar treats once in a while... but not a staple food....admire the way you express the loneliness with the stale bread....the laughter the forgotten sound...... so true.... sometimes we do laugh but just to put on a show....there Is no more sincerity in it....just for the society to believe..... would that even help us lead a peaceful life....sending lots of love n light your way my poet.... always be blessed ... and smile ....there Is always light at the end of the tunnel :) xoxo

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, dear poet. Yes, life is truly a meal, feast or famine. Wishing more of life's fea.. read more
Galadriel

1 Year Ago

Always ready for some feast heheh.... just the calories you need to work out after the feast :p

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