Vainilla

Vainilla

A Poem by Roland Petrov
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My first attempt at Rhyme Royal, verses of 7 lines in iambic pentameter with a rhyming scheme of ababbcc. Papantla is the vanilla growing area of Mexico; thus, my title's Spanish spelling.

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Revere this orchid's capsule of the gods:
exotic royal flavoring and scent.
The Aztecs found the secret of these pods,
which turn cake into manna, heaven-sent!
To find fresh beans, Papantla's where I went.
    With vine-like orchid I came face to face,
    and plucked a heady pod of tropic grace. 

© 2016 Roland Petrov


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Well, Chef, not only have you given us a good sample of Rhyme Royal, but have descried her highness perfectly: exotic royal flavoring and scent. I’ll remember to describe her thus. And yesss, the aroma of freshly baked cakes makes it what it is, due to the lady in question.
I did go back and forth when I read the title, but then read the intro and got it. I wonder if the extra ‘I’ is pronounced or not.
I think after reading your vanilla poem, I’ll have a cuppa vanilla infused tea.


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Blossom

4 Years Ago

Hello, Sir! I thought that only I had committed the cardinal sin of being away, but you too, Brutus?.. read more
Roland Petrov

4 Years Ago

Yes, me too! I'm working on my second cookbook, and though I've had some good poetic intentions, the.. read more
Blossom

4 Years Ago

Good luck with the book! But I fear most of us jotters are either busy posting elsewhere (and cannot.. read more



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I much admire your taste and style sir... another most enjoyable morsel and true...

Neville

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

4 Months Ago

I got a pass on this one; everyone likes vanilla! Thanks, Neville.
Neville

4 Months Ago


dont they just :)
royal, exotic, passionate look at the haves who start looking at themselves as gods...while the little people are blinded by glow...overwhelmed by the scent. of
vainilla....

j.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

4 Months Ago

That's how it undoubtedly started out. I wasn't thinking socially, politically, or economically as I.. read more
Beautiful form and delivery. Much applause!

Posted 2 Years Ago


interesting affair.
well written

Posted 3 Years Ago


I have to say, the title had me expecting something else! :-)

I like this and pretty good considering it's a first attempt. You are brilliant with poetic forms where as I tend to stick with free verse. However... is line two not missing a syllable in order to be iambic pentameter?

Posted 3 Years Ago


Roland Petrov

2 Years Ago

It all depends on how you read "flavoring"; I read it as three syllables. How are you, Johari?
Very cool. I like this form.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hahahahaha.....wow,...that sounds so lovely and perfect....I love this playful little write...I could almost smell the vanilla aroma in this one, and see those pods growing in desolate mexican valleys.... The rhymes are spot on!
Well done! Added to favourites! :)))

Posted 4 Years Ago


Roland Petrov

3 Years Ago

Thanks, Moon's fairest!
what a decadent aroma this leaves behind

Posted 4 Years Ago


Well, Chef, not only have you given us a good sample of Rhyme Royal, but have descried her highness perfectly: exotic royal flavoring and scent. I’ll remember to describe her thus. And yesss, the aroma of freshly baked cakes makes it what it is, due to the lady in question.
I did go back and forth when I read the title, but then read the intro and got it. I wonder if the extra ‘I’ is pronounced or not.
I think after reading your vanilla poem, I’ll have a cuppa vanilla infused tea.


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Blossom

4 Years Ago

Hello, Sir! I thought that only I had committed the cardinal sin of being away, but you too, Brutus?.. read more
Roland Petrov

4 Years Ago

Yes, me too! I'm working on my second cookbook, and though I've had some good poetic intentions, the.. read more
Blossom

4 Years Ago

Good luck with the book! But I fear most of us jotters are either busy posting elsewhere (and cannot.. read more
I'm a fan of vanilla. Is this a true story, one of your travels?

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

4 Years Ago

Actually, I was in a bar in Jalapa, capital of Veracruz, when a vendor came in with a bunch of fresh.. read more

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Roland Petrov

Desert Hot Springs, CA



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