Sick Woman – Jan Steen , 1665
Tongue In Cheek
The lampreys, the quail, and the leeks
I’ve eaten my weight in warm pompion
I’ll feel fat and bloated for weeks.
I should have known better, old Master.The dinner board groaned with the weight -
The stew made with boar and white turnip
The tarts, nuts and sweetmeats we ate.
I should have known better, kind Counselor.Now what is this woman to do ?
In payment for leeches, possets, and pats,
I’ve a shitload more cooking to do!
This week's Magpie Tales prompt has hit me where I live ... I spent the weekend entertaining, which meant cooking and cooking and cooking. It was a great time, but I am relating to that poor woman in the prompt.
Hence, a fast write with a nod to common doggerel ...