Take a family,
Children, mother, grandfather
Gathered around the kitchen;
Dad is out of place in this environment,
Only comes, but without fail,
Year in year out, a family joke,
To 'check' that it's as tasty as usual;
Dates, walnuts, prunes
Spread on the table
With mulicoloured marzipan,
Sweetness fills the air;
Pitting the plums
is for the older ones:
A sharp blade is needed
Too dangerous for small, clumsy hands;
The dates are easier
Younger children can do it alone;
The walnuts are Grandpa's job
A very delicate task
Tip of a knife
To keep the kernels whole;
The younger ones are set
To roll small chunks of almond paste
And fill the hollowed fruits.
The marzipan sticks on fingers,
So do the plums and dates
It's a messy task!
But when arranged on a plate,
It's a beautiful sight
A Christmas delight.
Made even better
By the joy they shared
While preparing it.
Taste of satisfaction was today's prompt.
One of my favourites to eat on Christmas eve and then, for breakfast as we open presents.
Pleasant tastes mixed woth pleasant times. What else could one wish, really?
thank you for sharing this beautiful traditionReplyDelete
Thank you for reading!Delete
Love this ... a taste of home...ReplyDelete
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it :)Delete
And I'm glad I got to read your poems! Thanks for sharing your link here. You should share it on the octpowrimo's page too.Delete
(or maybe you did and I was too busy to go check the older pages... :( )