Cooking and Poetry. A Moment of bliss (Valentine special)

True bliss happens in a moment of time
Frames or scenes we can never forget
A taste, a touch, or a fragrance
Sought and found, but never bound
How deep must we all delve
How high must we climb
To find the joys
And pleasures
Of that
Bliss

.
Wielder of my heart
On a day when bliss is close
Be my Valentine
.

For love;
A meal for two
Glazed in sultry romance
Tender with a subtle surprise
Luring

On this day;
Something rich but cultured
Fun but thoughtful
Flexible yet neat
“Honey glazed lamb and sweet potato chips”

Sweet potato chips and Thai basil

Sweet Tatoes
Soaked for half an hour
Towel dried
Creamed in spice
Pepper, Paprika, Garlic
Loved at every stage

Baked for 20mins, then laced with fresh Thai basil, or a favourite green veggie.
Fun and crispy yet tender and soft within

Honey glazed goat/lamb chops

Fresh lamb chops
Drizzled with garlic
Honey glazed
Salt peppered
A Soy sauce and chicken stock,
All broiled in passion

Lamb is Fried with garlic(5mins), then glazed and peppered, and finally simmered in the stock and soy for 20mins.
In each bite, is a tingle of ecstasy.

.
The scents of my love
The succulence of desire
Tastes of potential
.

If I may,
I beg to add a tip
Less is more while spicing
But more sides, means more fun

For long term lovers
Fresh hot peppers will add an extra thrill
For first time Valentines
A sweet chilli brings a kinky vibe
And for us all; share a dipping sauce for a sensual tinge

.
Softness of twilight
A stage set for a moment
For a touch of love
Where comfort and effort meet
Dwells the edge of bliss
.

Β© judeitakali
Please read on…


Oh mehn! Getting all these poetry forms and prompts into this one piece was quite the ride.

From top to bottom, these are the syllabic poems written in bold italics;

  • Etheree
  • Senryu(haiku)
  • Cinquain
  • Shadorma
  • Shadorma
  • Senryu(haiku)
  • Goghyoka
  • Tanka

I wrote this for the following prompts, as well as my own Cooking and Poetry feature;

  1. Sue Vincent’s writephoto prompt – Deeper.
  2. Eugi’s weekly prompt – Romance.
  3. Reena’s exploration challenge – components of time
  4. Colleen’s weekly syllabic challenge – synonyms for loose and tight.

I do hope you enjoy this; A small valentine’s gift for you.

To know more about the syllabic poems in bold, visit Colleen’s amazing site HERE

For more Cooking and Poetry posts, click HERE

Stay safe everyone, stay loving.

90 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    I love how you combine food and romance, Jude… The two work so well together, nourishing both body and soul πŸ™‚

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sue, I’m glad you like it. I’ve just updated the piece a little to add a senryu in there and a few tweaks, so you can check out the final.

      Like

      1. Sue Vincent says:

        I will. Jude πŸ™‚ Thank you.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Mmm…. scrumptious!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Punam.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. My pleasure. 😊

        Liked by 2 people

  3. mariamichaela says:

    Ahhhh food for the heart and food for the soul. Always love your cooking and poetry posts, Jude

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michaela 🌷 I do love doing them. But I have to devote an entire evening and night so that’s why it’s once a month.πŸ’ž

      Liked by 1 person

      1. mariamichaela says:

        Once a month is worth it. 😁

        Liked by 2 people

      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸ˜ƒπŸ€—πŸ§‘

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Reena Saxena says:

    Outstanding piece, and fantabulous creativity, Jude!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Reena. I’m glad you like it so.πŸ€—πŸ§‘

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Reena Saxena says:

    have shared on FB & Twitter…

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you. What’s your Twitter and I follow

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Reena Saxena says:

        @reenareflects @rreinventions

        Liked by 2 people

      2. judeitakali says:

        Yeah it’s done

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Cooking and Poetry – a moment of bliss …… by JudeiTakali

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Dora says:

    Outstanding and delectable! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³πŸ’š

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dora🧑☺️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Dora says:

        My pleasure, friend, always. πŸ™‚

        Liked by 2 people

  8. Wow.. double treat. Excellent.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Gabriella πŸ’•πŸ

      Liked by 2 people

      1. My pleasure Jude.
        xoxo

        Liked by 1 person

  9. kittysverses says:

    This is mind blowing, Jude. Superb! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kitty

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. I’ve mailed you collab ideas, please check.

        Liked by 2 people

      2. judeitakali says:

        Ahh, yes please. Sorry I was supposed to send but was waiting for divine intervention πŸ™πŸΎ
        But I do have a vague vision of what the perfect sequel would look like

        Liked by 1 person

      3. kittysverses says:

        No worries, Jude. I hope my poetry matches with theme you have in mind.

        Liked by 2 people

      4. judeitakali says:

        I’ve just replied the email. Don’t worry, I can usually work with you. 🀞🏾

        Liked by 1 person

  10. -Eugenia says:

    This is pure deliciousness, Jude. I love your scrumptious casserole of poems and yummy images. Bravo! πŸ₯‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi. High praise from you πŸ™πŸΎπŸ»

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Sadje says:

    What a sumptuous treat!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

        Liked by 1 person

  12. Jules says:

    Well done… I cook simple meals. Thankfully my own valentine will eat most anything I provide. πŸ˜‰
    You’ve packed prompts, flavors and emotions for a spectacular feast!
    I hope you have someone special you can cook for! πŸ’•

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Hey Jules, thank you so much. I have a few options, all very special πŸ˜”

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Winfred says:

        πŸ€”πŸ˜ŒπŸ˜Œ

        Liked by 3 people

  13. Vashti Q says:

    So many of your beautiful poems could go right on a greeting card. Great recipes too. Scrumptious post! Have a fabulous Valentines Day weekend! ❀

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Vashti. I’m glad you appreciate πŸ§‘πŸ˜ƒ, and great to see you reading.🍁

      Liked by 2 people

  14. Ingrid says:

    So many poetic forms and the blending of food and romance – sounds like the perfect recipe to me! πŸ’

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ingrid. I’m so glad you approve.❀️🍁

      Liked by 1 person

  15. msjadeli says:

    What a passionate and delicious poetic gift!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jade. Glad you like it 🍁

      Liked by 1 person

      1. msjadeli says:

        You’re most welcome, Jude, and I did.

        Liked by 2 people

  16. memadtwo says:

    Delicious as usual! (K)

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Glad you like it KπŸ’œ

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Nice post and combo Jude! Now I can’t decided if I’m more hungry for food or love! 😜

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha. I’m so happy to hear thatπŸ˜… Thank you so much πŸπŸ™πŸΎ

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Winfred says:

      πŸ€”πŸ˜ŒπŸ˜Œ

      Liked by 3 people

  18. Winfred says:

    It’s just beautiful food and romance, perfect combination.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Winnie, i’m definitely making that soon

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Winfred says:

        Ohh really, good to know

        Liked by 3 people

  19. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      πŸ™πŸΎ

      Liked by 2 people

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