Hot stew

You’re my chili for a chilly day
with cinnamon in season;
your ginger is the reason —
   why I stay.

You stir my stew with thyme and sage
and spice me with your fingertips;
but if you drizzle me
with pepper kisses —
   I might explode.

Spice Shelf from Wikimedia

Quadrille today with Mish at dVerse with the given word being spice. A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words and has to include the given word. Join us at 9.PM CET. Mine tends to be more light heartened than some of my normal poetry.


September 25, 2017

34 responses to “Hot stew

  1. That’s a great poem, Björn. I truly enjoyed “pepper kisses” and “spice me with your fingertips.” 🙂

  2. I can’t quite go with cinnamon in chili, but in chili cook-offs, I’m sure it makes an appearance. Nice transition from the culinary to the sensual. People who love to eat are more passionate; according to Liz Taylor.

  3. I like the variety of spices and how you used them to stir up some fun. I have used cinnamon in a turkey chile with white beans…delicious.

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