Market day

Colleen’s weekly challenge poet’s choice.

Merchants on the street
Vivacious and inviting
Draped in eloquence
Buoyant smiles flash behind stalls
Eager hands frisk within stock

,

To touch the velvet skin of fresh apples
So much choice, so many to pick from

To savour the pop and plop of a sample berry
Its bliss, exploding in your mouth

To smell the fragrance of different greens
Chlorophyll delights of every kind

To hold the solid texture of tubers-
bred within the earth
Shapes and shades of every regard
Carrots and yams
Ca-ssava, potatoes

Oh! To sigh from the wistful memories of your dormant senses!

How I miss the market day!
As my order comes,
from who knows where
Disinfected, of its earthen flavour
Nature’s Je-ne sais-quoi
Sanitized away!

Alas, these changing times!

66 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    This is remarkable sight. So many good things.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you like this Sadje πŸ’›πŸ’œ

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      1. Sadje says:

        πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  2. So relatable Jude. I also mis my visits to the market to pick up fresh buys. Your words brought out the fruity fragrances alive πŸ‘πŸ»

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Rhadika, I’ve been feeling quite wistful this week

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  3. kittysverses says:

    Ah! This is such a lovely fruity tribute, Jude. Very true of the times. πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Kitty, I’m so glad you like itπŸ’•

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. πŸ™‚

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  4. I miss going to the local market. Though they have opened up again, the experience of just not the same these days. Your words took me on a trip down the memory lane πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so glad they did, I’ve been indoors for almost a week and so I’m becoming quite wistful.
      I’ve just passed by your blog, so many things I like. I’ll be reading through tonight

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  5. Oh, I am in love with this piece and the photo. Beautiful, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you like this Gabriella. I really wanted to share this.🌼🌷

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      1. It’s gorgeous Jude. It really is.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸ€—πŸŒΈ

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  6. memadtwo says:

    Jude, I feel so much if this myself. I miss the colors and the touch and smells of my market too. I will welcome it back with a smile (k)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Indeed. I miss it also because I used to enjoy the friendly haggling and random skits of conversation and opinions

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  7. So beautiful poem and yes the changing times and markets too have changed over time. Lovely pictures of fresh fruits and vegetables too.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎ

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      1. You are welcome dear.

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  8. I enjoy the imagery your words purvey.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Lutfi, I’m glad you appreciate this

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  9. Anisha says:

    I miss going to the market too. Fruits and fragrances… I can feel them through your words.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Anisha. And the vibrance too🌼🌷🌸

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  10. You make me want to be at an open market seeing all the fresh produce, hearing people, just wandering.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much, I wanted to share my subtle cravings

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      1. I love farmer’s markets and even the street markets in New York City. It is just fun and it is nice to find fresh things.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        It really is, thank you for sharing this πŸŒΈπŸ’›

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