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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Savory to the Taste (07/26/12)

TITLE: A Taste to Savor
By Verna Cole Mitchell
07/26/12


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Come along with me
To a meal of compositions,
Where we will feast together
On reflections.
Lured by paeans of song
And aromas of rhyme,
We will make our way
To a table, top-heavy
With varieties of verse.
There we’ll find
A delight of delicacies,
Prepared by the best word chefs
In every imaginable way:
Minced and sliced,
Diced and dried,
Pureed and pruned,
Breaded and baked,
And combined into tasty phrases
Of awesome imagery—
Delectable tidbits
Of morsels of meaning,
Bitter and sweet together,
Stirred into sensory stews.
We’ll ladle up lyrics,
Heaping platters of inspiration,
Rashers of romance,
And plates of personification.
We could almost make a meal
Of amazing metaphors and similes,
Laced with alliteration,
And scattered with a sprinkling
Of vivacious verbs
With emotive modifiers—
All seasoned with wisdom and wit.
Never could there be
A repast quite so savory,
Yet completely calorie free.
We will feed our artistic appetites
With nourishment for the soul.


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Loren T. Lowery08/02/12
: ) Could there be a more appropriate banquet for an author, a poet, a lover of words? I think not. This is so beautifully expressed - words to fill the soul, indeed!
Noel Mitaxa 08/02/12
A taste to savor - and lots to chew over. Very thoughtful and thought-provoking material. Well done.
Beth LaBuff 08/02/12
Savory to the Poet's Soul--I love this. Your phrases like "ladle up lyrics" and "rashers of romance" mesmerize. This pleases the poet's palate and psyche. :)
Lisa Johnson 08/03/12
I thoroughly enjoyed this very different, but very much on topic entry. I could just imagine a banquet table full of wonderful things to read and enjoy.
CD Swanson 08/03/12
Powerful, and so unique. I loved the whole piece. Thank you. God bless~
Charla Diehl 08/03/12
This was a unique twist on the topic--and I thoroughly enjoyed every word of it. Thumbs up to you for thinking out of the box.
Myrna Noyes08/05/12
Very creative and full of delicious imagery!! :) I really enjoyed this!
Laura Manley08/07/12
I am totally impressed by the uniqueness of your entry. I'm wondering if you intended stanzas in your poem; hence, the need for a break between each. But I'm not one to rock the boat when the food's this great! Absolutely superb!
lynn gipson 08/07/12
gorgeous! just beautiful....I absolutely adore this. a banquet of words I could dine on! thank you

God Bless
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/07/12
Oh I really did enjoy this. I thought it was out of the box and quite clever.
Sarah Elisabeth 08/07/12
Mmm what a yummy buffet of words! Great poem
Ellen Carr 08/08/12
Mmmm! It's what we writers love - words used in so many delicious ways, like delicious food. I really enjoyed this well-written poem.
Danielle King 08/08/12
Amazing poem. Unique and on topic.
Eliza Evans 08/09/12
Creative and Yummy!!! Very nicely done, Verna. Congratulations on being in the top 10. Well deserved!
Myrna Noyes08/09/12
CONGRATULATIONS on your E.C. for this clever and wonderfully written piece! :)
Beth LaBuff 08/09/12
Super congrats, Verna! I was so excited to see this wonderful poem receive an Editor's Choice award! Yay!