Heart of the Artichoke

Heart of the Artichoke

A Poem by Patricia Wedel
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You are the sweet succulent heart of the artichoke... dipped in creamy butter of delicious desire... You are Rhubarb in early Spring dipped in sugary kisses of love...

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As passions emerge and hungers delight... 
the possibilities soar from bloom to bloom 
The blossoms of Spring have become 
the hope of summer's reward. 
Cranberry and Blueberry golden wheat bread 
become the mainstay of a lover's retreat... 
served with creamy Brie as chords of Mozart 
flood the banks of rippling streams of 
promises made under the tender boughs 
of summer sighs and bluest of skies. 

© 2014 Patricia Wedel


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'Heart of the Artichoke'
Patricia Wedel,
I loved reading this. Softness and light, summer and music with the thread of love holding it all together. So beautiful. I am left yearning for winter to get moving and let Spring come on in. Winter is not finished of course but I love all the seasons.
Thanks for your writing.
Blessings,
Kathy

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Years Ago

dearest Kathy… how charming to read your Review… It must be Great to live in a Climate that grow.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

2 Years Ago

Pat,
My parents have grown artichokes. They have learned and do all the right things to creat.. read more



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All I've had to eat since breakfast is a handful of fresh roasted peanuts, so now I'm possessed by the thought of an artichoke. And cheese. And bread. Rhubarb? Seriously, though, this terrific little poem is indicative of the thin line (in my mind, at least) that divides food from the big "L" word....love.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Patricia Wedel

9 Years Ago

dear Sam... I read your story about Smell of Oranges,
and hope to comment very soon. Your re.. read more
Summer sighs and bluest skies - again, you specialize in packing so much imagery into so few words. I love reading your work, thanks!


Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Years Ago

dear Madison... I am thrilled to read your review. Thanks for
your Sunday morning sweet suns.. read more
I never thought of gardening and poetry together. My wife has a garden every summer, and we watch as the blooms gradually turn to whatever they are going to be. Before long neighbors are locking the doors to their cars for fear of having tomatoes, squash, or maybe a dozen cucumbers stuffed in the back seat.
This is visually delectable.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

O' yes indeed Pat, they say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, well you have certainly melted mine with such a fine, image filled, metaphorical banquet!

Srumdiddlyious.....can I have seconds please ?


Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Years Ago

dear Tom... your review is as mellow as
honeydew with cordon blue...
May your day be s.. read more
Mozart and Brie, what a glorious combination. Your poetry is a delight to all the senses Pat. I love this romantic little treat. Absolutely delicious!

:) Julie

Posted 9 Years Ago


Patricia Wedel

9 Years Ago

dear Julie... your review is sweet as
Summer nectarines. Romantic overtures
of Mozart.. read more
How do I love your poems Pat, this is such another one, that makes one hungry ;) it's litteraly food for the soul... your metaphors, for nature, food, and flowers, are always so rich, when you write poetry, and I love the heart of the Artichoke, which is the best part of this vegetable... your words, bring a classy and delightful taste. So intense romantic you are.

- Elisa

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

10 Years Ago

dear Elisa... how delectable to read your
review. Food and flowers are to be relished
.. read more
Beautiful. But of course, even a humble cheeseburger tastes exquisite when one is in love.

Beccy.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

10 Years Ago

dear Beccy... Devouring the heart of an artichoke
Is a sensual experience which fills the rom.. read more
Mozart, blue skies, and the juice of a succulent blueberry dripping from my lips.....well, if that is not the setting for romance, nothing is. Summer sighs indeed. Pat, when you wax poetic, the romance is stupendous and the imagery is multi layered. Fantastic poetry. Lydi**

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

10 Years Ago

dear Lydi... Waxing poetic is a charming review...
which I take right on que from you. Like .. read more
Oh this is elegant and yummy Pat, my favorite food stuffed artichokes so you had me there...same old story, spring romance and food make lovers sigh...you made me hunger for both. :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

10 Years Ago

dear Frieda... You light up my life...
like a lightening bug on a summer night.
So gl.. read more

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Patricia Wedel

Keystone, WV



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