Sunday, February 14, 2010

Get Your Love Groove On,

Okay, get your Barry White out, your half dozen oysters, your peppercorn steaks and chocolate puds and in your bestest, deepest chocolate voice get it on, on the Lurve Bus...

The Garden of Earthly Delights

In the kitchen, Valentine,
it will begin with the green
curlicues of garlic shoots hid
in the cold shelf of the fridge.

The prying, bulging eyes of spuds
will wink in the clammy closeness
of their plastic bag. All being pulled
spring-tight tonight, through the tilting

built into their bolting seed husks.
And you too will respond with the flick
in your loins, the click in your head
as my hands riot in the radishes,

tease out the aubergine chunks,
toss together pillows of cherry tomatoes
and delight in these firm ruins
of last year's seedpods. There,

Valentine, is where you will begin.

29 comments:

Argent said...

A very interesting intertwining of food and love - these two do seem to go well together don't they? "riot in the radishes" - loved that and the pillows of cheery tomatoes.

Michelle said...

How lovely, Barbara! Beautiful images.

Hope it was a good one.

Liz said...

Timeless piece...great to read it again...powerful and provocative...ooh-la-la!

willow said...

Love that riot of hands in the radishes!

Titus said...

I really enjoyed this - so solid in its imagery and the echo of the last line to the first. I loved the winking spuds, and like the rest, the riot in the radishes.
Time caught vegetable love.

Pure Fiction said...

Very clever - is the fact that all the vegetables are going to seed significant? Or maybe that's just the take of a newly middle-aged reader. Anyways, I enjoyed the read

Totalfeckineejit said...

Voluptuous voluble Valentine Veggies.Poetic Voodoo visions.

Dominic Rivron said...

Good one. Reminds me of a film I saw for the first time this weekend: The Bridges of Madison County. Most of the action is either in the kitchen (meaningfully preparing veg), the bedroom, or the bath. Instantly added to my list of fav films.

BarbaraS said...

Thanks very much guys. The vegetables going to seed is v. important, nicely spotted ;)

Karen said...

Woah! Vegetable love! Hmmm...think this is what Herrick had in mind?

Dick said...

Eros and Edesia, cuddled up together! This is delightful, Barbara - sexy and witty. A poem good on the page and good in the mouth. As it were.

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That's great, Barbara! Too wonderful
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