Winter's Pleasures

Winter's Pleasures

A Poem by JohnL
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You may have seen this before as Autumn Tastes but when I re-read its menu, Ithought I would re hash it for winter.

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Winter’s Pleasures

 

Hallelujah!

An end to salads!

Bring on the bangers and mash

The Mulligatawny and dried hash

Red cabbage, chutney, beetroots too

Vindaloo, Irish stew;

Let’s have game pie, slightly high,

With spicy sauce?

Of course!

Away with finger buffets then;

In our house, feed me scouse.

Bring Hot-Pot �" I’ll eat the lot!

Claret and stout will eke it out

Rose’s Lime? ---- Not this time.

Pork and beef, steak and ham,

Piles of spuds to land with thuds

Upon my plate - Great!

Carrots, turnips, cabbage, sprout,

Help to keep the winter out;

For Autumn always ushers in

Winter’s cold frozen hold; be bold.

Rum and claret, ale and stout,

Single Malt keep Jack Frost out.

Hurrah for Winter’s joys, I shout.

           John Berry

© 2010 JohnL


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This was an absolutely delicious write! There is such a celebration and deep fellowship associated with food, and in the dark, cold of winter it's a time to be thankful for the warmth of hearth and home... and a full belly! Wonderful, fun write! I say "Hurrah!"

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Ha! this was great..... and what is the occasionl for total abandonment of dietary reasoning lol....... winter.... well its not much time until spring then you have to starve again to get into your summer clothes.... thats not fun. just kidding but I love they way you play with words here and like someone else said I am hungry now haha....

Posted 9 Years Ago


thanks now I'm hungry :) Cherrie

Posted 11 Years Ago


This was an absolutely delicious write! There is such a celebration and deep fellowship associated with food, and in the dark, cold of winter it's a time to be thankful for the warmth of hearth and home... and a full belly! Wonderful, fun write! I say "Hurrah!"

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mister John , my dear friend , You are the King of the words!

I love it, its flow wonderfully and just made me very Hungry!!

Shalom,
Yossi



Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Among other things, you are a very funny man. Thanks for a little cheer on this chilly morning.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Oh, I see you are a fan of Gerard Manley Hopkins. I am very fond of his poem, Spring.

Posted 11 Years Ago


I'm more of a fan of good Kentucky bourbon myself but that's just me. (smiling) This was a bouncing fun write that would cheer the most most dismal spirit! Wonderful John!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

John, Virginia is in the same boat. Our temps have been 20's by day, and low teens by night (farenheit). Brrrr. When it comes to food and spirits...count me in. Loved this write...as always.

mark

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jan 2010 - Britain in the grip of our coldest winter for years. Cheer up and eat.

Posted 11 Years Ago



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JohnL
JohnL

Wirral Peninsula, United Kingdom



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I live in England, and love the English countryside, the music of Elgar and Holst which describes it so beautifully and the poetry of John Clare, the 'peasant poet' and Gerard Manley Hopkins, which d.. more..

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