Friday, January 9, 2009

Inorganic Food

The Sunday Scribblings prompt is organic.

When thinking of the most frequent use of the word "organic" these days and it's reference to food, I can't help wondering what an inorganic food would be. Nails and tacks?

IF I COULD
I would live on words.
I would chew grainy words like pumpernickel, lick
slick words that slip against the tongue
and melt like lilikoi
luscious Hawaian ice-upon-a-stick.
Nor would I live on food-words only
but feast on all the savory
flavored dictionary words
the meaty ones like buxom and contemplate
seasoned with peppery sprinkles
of quip and tipple
and I would nibble the edges
of flat round cookies of extrapolate, reforestation
and tickle my palate with perfumed words:
Aldebaran, oriental, satin.

I would open my Webster’s unabridged
and grow fat on specious, unadulerated, irresolution.
Never never would I go hungry.

I would give thanks to the great god Gutenberg
and lay me down to sleep
after I sip a soothing drink brewed from
soporific, subliminal and seraphim
and I will dream of books and libraries.

24 comments:

Michelle said...

My favorite - "...and I will dream of books and libraries." like sugar plums! :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

That is superb!! I wish I'd written it! It's true, one can actually salivate over some words! Wonderful!

Maggie May said...

Wonderful words.....
A word can make you feel good or bad. Its the sound, I think.
Tranquil, tinkling, twinkling....... sound so much better than quiet, murmuring and bright. Or is it the *T* words that appeal?

latree said...

I don't understand most of your italized words, granny. but they do sound good...

i wonder how would you feel listening to me speaking Indonesian... :)
or would you want to have a little 'taste' of Indonesia? I have a give away in my blog Dandelion

in case you are interested...

anthonynorth said...

Loved that! And words have an ecology all their own. In isolation they have little meaning, but put them together and, just like an ecosystem, it all makes sense.

gautami tripathy said...

You made use of beautiful words. Organic words!

Setting about a routine

Linda Jacobs said...

This is just so delightful and delicious!

I, too, could live on words!

Fledgling Poet said...

This was delectable...and truly luscious! Thanks so much for sharing this cleverly written poem.

floreta said...

this was wonderful!! words are tasty pleasures.

BJ Roan said...

I love it! What a great use of the prompt!

anno said...

Delicious -- a treat for the mind! A lovely poem.

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, this is wonderful - creative and stylish, full of tasty and organic words...

present said...

I love your delectable words!

linda may said...

Granny you are so clever!

keith hillman said...

Just lovely and such a change from the obvious use of the prompt

Laini Taylor said...

Great word selections! I love it!

paisley said...

thank you so much for your care and concern.. i assure you that although that particular day i was adamant that i could not take another moment of this life,, i am working thru it slowly.. i have an assessment today and an appointment with my regular MD tomorrow as well as a therapy appointment... i am being very proactive in my own recovery as it were,, and with a little luck and friends like you i think i will make it....

i do not have a correct email address as the one that was attached to your comment on my blog was returned to me as undeliverable at the following address:

"phylls.enabler@olympus.net"

Lucy said...

as always your clever words lit up my evening.
great poem gran

GreenishLady said...

What a wonderful twist on the prompt. There are words I love just for themselves, though I don't think it would do me much good to try to eat "granite", now would it?

jadey said...

Very clever and witty love your words and how well written this was thanks for sharing this piece.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Oh, this is so much fun! I wish we all used such great, rich, descriptive words that are so much fun in our mouths... You are right.

I am going to try harder.

Thanks for the reminder to try!

Lirone said...

You have definitely cooked up a delectable treat here...

Lizbethem said...

I had a Granny Smith once upon a time. Very sweet, she was, but not a lovely poet like you! I also am a lover of words. Super poem!

Bethany said...

This is lovely! I love the choice and descriptions of the words you would eat!