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. Sue Vincent says:

    I love a good market… and miss them at the moment.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I know right, thanks for stopping over Sue, it means alot

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      1. Sue Vincent says:

        My pleasure, Jude.

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  2. Jules says:

    I guess then I am lucky to have a small farmers market I can go to.
    I usually head straight for the ‘ugly’ or seconds table. I’ve use some of the onions for onion soup, and the potatoes for potato salad and home made potato chips!

    Still have to wear a mask in – but at least I can ‘smell the farm and the land’. Hope you get to – soon.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      That’s delightful. Fingers crossed. Thank you so much Jules💕

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  3. Wow. I couldn’t think of this idea. Loved this 🧡

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Shreya💕

      Like

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much 💕

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  4. merrildsmith says:

    A delight for the senses in your words.
    I miss going to farmer’s markets, too.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Merril, it’s those small things

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