Savor–dVerse Quadrille

Photo: David Slotto

Photo: David Slotto, Personal Chef to the Poet!

a Quadrille

Alluring aroma
draws me in where
husband-chef stirs,
sauce simmer-shimmers,
and I succumb,
an evening of delight
beyond a meal
shared in candlelight.

The challenges of life
boil down
to this: sauce—
spices and flavors
of give and take,
of you and I.

Here’s a second quadrille for my prompt at dVerse. A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words. The word that I’ve asked for is shimmer. Last week when David was cooking and asked me to stir the sauce I had him take a photo. It was so pretty. I can’t help but wonder if, subconsciously, this led me to choose the word shimmer. Please check out some of the other shimmering poems this prompt has inspired. The prompt is open all week if you would like to join us.

14 thoughts on “Savor–dVerse Quadrille

  1. 5h2o says:

    “The challenges of life/boiled down/to this: sauce” Wow. So well worked out.


  2. vronlacroix says:

    Lovely wordplay.


  3. ava says:

    This is awesome. Especially this:

    “The challenges of life
    boil down
    to this: sauce”


  4. Grace says:

    Great metaphor for love and life Victoria ~ Love the give and take between the loving couple ~


  5. lillian says:

    Okay — my husband is the cook/chef in our family……love this one! Taking it for him to read now 🙂 “It all boils down to this”…..yep! A little spice goes a long way…….at any age 🙂


  6. Mama Zen says:

    Yum! Beautifully done, Victoria.


  7. othermary says:

    Delicious – dinner and life in 44 words.


  8. Oh the simmer shimmer, love how good food can lead to something even better… Wonderful


  9. lynn__ says:

    Deliciously appealing poetry, Victoria!


  10. Bodhirose says:

    You lucky girl to have your own personal chef, Victoria. I like the give and take of “spices and flavors.”


  11. kanzensakura says:

    I do like the message in this and that sauce…what kind is it? You know I just have to ask. Food and love and time….I am smiling hugely at this and will read to my husband at bedtime. He tucks in earlier than I and he will like this thought.

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    • Here’s the sad story–we couldn’t remember which one it was. I think it was one he did for a pork roast that has apple juice, chicken stock, brown sugar, butter (of course) and flour. It was soooo good. And I’m not a big pork eater. He doesn’t usually use recipes.


  12. scillagrace says:

    “spices and flavors of give and take” – I like that!

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  13. whimsygizmo says:

    Oh, yes. This boils down to nothing but the best. Wonderful, Victoria.

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