Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April 16th, time for a form challenge

Marian has offered two forms, which the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads has seen before, and is letting us choose our favorite for a "brand new, fresh-as-spring poem".
I've been thinking of roundels and rondelets for 24 hours, for my April 16 poem, but nothing resembling poetry issued from this keyboard.
Hmm. "Palatable" Marian calls these forms. That's rather appealing to my food addiction, so maybe, after my recent travels with my husband...

So here is my rondolet, entitled
Eating in Italy

Love may be the king
but food is for certain the queen,
love may be the king
as Dean Martin once used to sing,
but everywhere there we have seen
pasta dishes fit for a queen,
though love may be king.
Kay Davies, April 16, 2013       

Pasta specialty shop, Venice. Wikipedia photo.


Jo said...

Oh yummy Kay, that pasta specialty shop would be perfect for me! Hope you're all keeping well. Ambrose says thanks Auntie Kay for telling him he's still the best in this house! Hugs Jo

Akila G said...

so much for Italy! :)

ros@dimaggio63 said...

amo Dean Martin.
Quando ero giovane, in Italia alla TV trasmettevano spesso i suoi film insieme a Frank Sinatra.
Conosco tutte le sue canzoni.
E' bravissimo... purtroppo è morto, ed oggi non abbiamo più musicisti ed attori così talentuosi.
By Myriam

Other Mary said...

Ah, what a delightful poem, and a delightful description! Who wouldn't want to go some place ruled by love and love of food! :o)

Helen said...

Kay, this is a delight!

Daryl said...


Marian said...

ooooh Kay, i love this!! and now, i want lunch. when it is not even time for breakfast yet. love that photo, i want to go there! Venice, huh? okay, it's on the list. i guess it was probably on the list before, but that pasta window seals the deal.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Cleverly played!

Curiosity begs the question - did you try anything like as many pastas as are on display here? It's an art.

So are rondolets. Nice. &>

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Very impressive - love the topic, the photo (yum!) and how wonderfully you executed the form.

My brain is sludge right now, inspiration is NOT happening. Soooooooo tired!

Hannah said...

Your image is awesome!! And I'm seeing a reflection of someone resembling "the king-Elvis?" in the reflection? Or no? Any way I enjoyed both image and poem, thank you, Kay!

Kerry O'Connor said...

The pasta looks like works of art! I like your interplay of king and queen.

Mama Zen said...

I would kill for some good pasta about now!

Grandmother said...

I can tell you the truth of this from living in Italy where food shared with family and friends is the center of life.