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Christmas Cake

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Bastet
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0 posted 12-29-2010 04:36 AM       View Profile for Bastet   Email Bastet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Bastet

CHRISTMAS CAKE

Funny that gooey pastry
Should stick in my mind
For half a century,
Thin-layered sponge cake
Sugar-walled by raspberry glue
Like blood oozing from pinched flesh.

We gobbled it greedily,
Allowed only one slice each.
When it was gone we licked our fingers
For the rest of the day.

I often wondered how it would taste
Eaten with the fresh snow piled in the garden,
Itís redness oozing into that anemic frost.

How I have longed for the iron energy,
Calories of sustainable combustion,
On all those limp gray days of later.
That sugar-blast imagination
Peculiar to childhood - -
Raspberry-seeded laughter and
The delectable sweetness of lavish loving.
CHRISTMAS CAKE

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (12-30-2010 09:51 PM).]

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Margherita
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1 posted 12-29-2010 05:50 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Excellent write, dear Bastet, Christmas cake memories perfectly rendered, (though your comparison to "blood oozing" is a little bit "vampiric" in its effect on me).

How could we ever forget our childhood sweeties? You make me long for my very own ...

Love,
Margherita

Dark Stranger
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bastet...enjoyed this open wound window view...great capture
Amaryllis
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3 posted 12-29-2010 10:49 PM       View Profile for Amaryllis   Email Amaryllis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Amaryllis

Wonderful writing, Bastet... I enjoy your sensate imagery and your lovely sonics...always spot-on.  Sweet reminisce of childhood`s `lavish loving`...and how it may sugar the chilling frosts of today.

Superb!

Amaryllis
easy1
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4 posted 12-30-2010 03:04 PM       View Profile for easy1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for easy1

It's good... you double posted, you know...

Promises are important. We do get a lot of them in childhood, and some in early adulthood, too, that are important... and not so good when broken, as so many of us have found out. Those who broke them, well, justice will be served, like Christmas cake, only less pleasant, I reckon.
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5 posted 12-30-2010 09:47 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

raspberry-seeded laughter - sugarblast imagination - gooey pastry sticking in one's mind...
Amazing imagery you paint with your words, bastet....you provide a feast of nostalgia with this one.  

(I have edited the double posting)
Bastet
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6 posted 12-31-2010 03:48 AM       View Profile for Bastet   Email Bastet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bastet

Thanks you so much, all my poet friends, and Happy New Year.  Best reagrds to all, Bastet
 
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