Thursday, July 18, 2013

Poetry Jam - Makin' S'more(s)



Makin’ S’more (s)

The view across the camp fire shimmers warmth.
Watching, you tilt your head and smile -
Three little faces grin over gooey sticks.
I plop grahams and chocolate on plates.
“Mom ! These are the BEST !”, they shout.
Toasted marshmallows and rosy cheeks
Shining eyes and sticky lip grins -
Looking over this hot mess of a family,
I bask in the heat of the moment,
Answer your smile with a smirk.
“Let’s make another; whaddayasay ?”

... playing with the words ... and the theme ... is it hot enough for ya ? Such a greeting, but it seems funny that we can be miserable in the heat of the day, but cling to the warmth that comes around a campfire or glory in the hot stickiness of passion, or welcome the warm glow of rosy cheeks from kids hot from play ... heat and warmth ... hmmmm

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15 comments:

  1. yum...first i love the campfire...sitting, telling stories...making smores....i like to put a little peanut butter on mine...lets make some...smiles.

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  2. This is lovely Susan.Warm and affectionate. A proud and happy Mum.

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  3. What you might be hearing is a HUGE sigh ... oh, the warm fuzzy sweet memories of those campfire and s'more days so long ago. Thank you.

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  4. Sounds like a lovely family! Sharing warmth and closeness around a campfire, how wonderful. I can feel the sweetness and love :)

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  5. Oh, I have such WARM memories of the campfire as well......nothing like toasted marshmallows, is there? And it was NEVER too hot either. Smiles. I enjoyed your poem, rich with feeling.

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  6. my mother made the BEST roasted marshmellows because she would PATIENTLY and SLOWLY and CAREFULLY cook them til they were a perfect toasty golden brown....all of kids however weren't that patient.....it was all good fun. Thanks for waking up my memories!

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  7. Susan, I love your take on the prompt!! such happy memories of campfires and camping and marshmallows--thank you for the wonderful poem :-)

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  8. Excellent, great use of the prompt, pure inspiration. What a great picture and so vivid.

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  9. Now I'm also thinking of s'mores that we've made in the past . Too hot for me to make the fire outside. Maybe I"ll surprise the kids and just heat them in the toaster. Thanks for the idea!

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  10. this is so sweet...made me long for those childhood campfires!

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  11. S'Mores are the greatest! I had not thought of them for a while and now I can almost taste them. Lots of warm things in your poem and good playing with the words. Makes me recall those good times. Thanks for posting.

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  12. Great photo! Just this past spring, a coupon I collected gave a discount on the supplies needed for S'Mores and I put it aside. Making S'Mores seemed like a fun possibility for a date night for my husband and I. :-) They're gooey deliciousness!

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  13. Is there anything better than s'mores and little smiling faces? We have a fire pit in our backyard and it's definitely fun, just like your poem. :-)

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