Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder

A Poem by Kathy Van Kurin
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Let's have lunch together. Would you like to come over?

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Clam Chowder

 




Taste of sea salt clinging to my tongue.


 Soup bowl holds first creamy bite.


Tantalizing fragrance tempts my appetite.


Oh you never get old, clam chowder!

 

 

Numerous enjoyments over and over; give me more please.


So perfect are a few soda crackers laying so lovely on soup’s surface?


What is left to improve it? Clams, milk and potatoes need no improvement.


Well, maybe a little onion, garlic, and celery as it bubbles and fills my house with comforting smell.


The poor crackers sitting on a plate must not be forgotten; no, no; for the crackers would be lonely, don’t you think?


How about some cheese to go with?  How about a little butter, How about a little jam?


I have brought cheese and butter, creamy and good; comforting really. So, I am sure you should know the jam was made by 

my mother’s own hand.


This pretty little jar holds her lovely raspberry compote. Oh I cannot wait. Can you?


So let us quit all this talking and get busy for we have a lovely lunch to enjoy!


Oh I forgot; let me get the flowers I arranged.  Who doesn’t love flowers?

    

   You are allergic to them? Well that’s all right. Let me take them to the back of the house.


March, 2018, Kathy Van kurin


                             

© 2019 Kathy Van Kurin


Author's Note

Kathy Van Kurin
A pretend indoor picnic.

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Hmmmmmmmmmmm!!! CLAM CHOWDER...does it get any better? Of course there is the debate of New England clam chowder (sounds like yours) or Manhattan clam chowder...and then of course there is Conch chowder in a bread bowl eaten at a little diner on the beach in St.Kitts.
I'll take all three.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Ted,
Yes, I do love soup in general but clam chowder is in a food group all alone ; comfortin.. read more



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I would love to dine with you any day:) lovely lines and scene you painted here Kathy. a delectable voice pours out with each serving. Yum

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Bad Bunny,
Yes getting to share a meal with writer's such as yourself would be great! Maybe .. read more
I love picnics, I love soup, & I love the way you present this in such a lively, dynamic, loving way! Great use of details to liven up the picture you paint in our hearts. Eating together, sharing old-time recipes & favorites . . . all these things make a bowl of soup sooooo much more! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Months Ago

barleygirl,
All it took for me was the lingering taste of the saltiness of the sea on my tong.. read more
barleygirl

4 Months Ago

I agree, clam chowder does represent so many more sensory sensations than the actual ingredients in .. read more
Lol I’ve never had this clam chowder but would love to try love your poem very clever thanks for entering into the competition loved the ending humour re flowers lol 😆

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

Yes, I wish I could meet many of the wonderful writers which share and encourage. We all are always .. read more
Love this! Chatting away in her mind and talking to her food! What an amazing effect clam chowder has .... I must try some!

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

It is so refreshing the different interpretations which people come with..including yours! Thanks so.. read more
I LOVE this. Pieces like this are SO underrated: expression in the form of poetic short story is such a beautiful way of writing. I look forward to reading more!

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

What an intriguing description.. as you say.."form of poetic short story.' Your such a help. sometim.. read more
Ah, didn't the Kennedy's like Clam Chowder. Those crackers always go good with it. That was the first thing I thought of, then you mentioned them. ha

Now I'm hungry for it. See what you did? :)

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

Relic,
My goodness your response is so timely as I just read one of yours. I am so tickled yo.. read more
Oh my ..now I'm hungry for some clam chowder..especially on
cold rainy nights ..I throw some croutons in mine and melt some
mozzarella cheese on top ..like this yummy write..

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

Fran Marie,
Oh yea, that comforting description has me going tool Creamy and hot, fortifying... read more
Kathy, I do believe if I was going to have lunch with someone I would want it to be you. Your imagery was spot on here.. enough so to actually make me hungry. And since I'm allergic, thanks for taking the flowers to the back of the house..

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

Dawn Michelle,
One of the things so special is to invite a friend over. Sharing our time with.. read more
I can almost taste it and I can feel the texture through your writing.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

Andrew michell,
One of the great blessings of life, haveing food to eat and the being able to.. read more
Kathy,
I have never had clam chowder but after reading your poem it sounds delicious. Your words are enticing, describing aromas and textures. To be able to describe a bowl of soup and make it exciting lends to your talents and creativity as a poet. Nice personable ending adds a nice touch. I would accept this invitation anytime!
Peace and Joy,
Richie b.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

richieb,
The more we all communicate the more I wish I could meet personally many writers, in.. read more
richieb

5 Months Ago

Kathy,
I agree with you on wanting to meet some of the writers that we share stories.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

Thank you for the reminder....this is not the end.

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