Monday, April 16, 2012

Leftovers - An Acrostic

It's Tuesday, time for more poetry, and writing too.  Thanks for stopping by! 

L aughter round the table at Thanksgiving and
E veryone is here.  I see them sitting, reaching for the wine,
F ixing napkins on laps, settling in to this hour of grateful
T houghts, reminding the kids to sit still, to put at least a few green beans
O n the plate, along with the mashed potatoes and gravy.
ery soon, after bowl and platter passing, forks clink and words fling: how is
E veryone?  What’s happening at school, at work, in your lives?
R ight now, in the midst of this big day, I grab a
S napshot of the time, saving the guests, the food, the words as my leftovers.




















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14 comments:

  1. Important leftovers. I guess that is what memories are all about; what we have as leftovers of that day or event. And we can make something good with them when we grab them out of the pantry and mix them with the present to savor anew. Thanks for sharing your leftovers today!

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  2. Like Donna, I thought that last line was lovely-you leave with what counts the most. What an unusual photograph, as well.... It captures the essence of the poem.

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  3. I agree, the last line is a keeper. What a wonderful way to keep a memory. This created a picture in my mind even before I saw the photograph. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh, I love that last line: "S napshot of the time, saving the guests, the food, the words as my leftovers." -- a slice of life, right? Thanks for savoring the words, letting them simmer, and sharing!

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  5. A great use of the acrostic! I like the double meaning of leftovers.

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  6. A great use of the acrostic! I like the double meaning of leftovers.

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  7. Wonderful poem to fit a special day. So glad you captured it.

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  8. And there is that beautiful quilt again captured in the photo but even better, the written memory above! Lovely poem.

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  9. Ahhh, the leftovers...thank you for reminding us about all of the leftovers...not just our food! So much to savor!

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  10. I love this poem! I also loved how you crafted your acrostic. Each letter doesn't start a new thought, they're all mixed in. I'll have to try this!

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  11. The photo is beautifully captured - especially with that framing foggy effect - complements the background/foreground - the leftovers and the main course/dishes. Such a gift to be able to squeeze out all the good, all the beauty in a singular instance. Like capturing forever. Thanks, Linda for this lovely poem.

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  12. I have a turkey defrosting in my fridge - hoping for a Friday feast. That means leftovers next week!

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  13. I love acrostics - and this one is especially nice. My favorite lines:
    T houghts, reminding the kids to sit still, to put at least a few green beans
    O n the plate, along with the mashed potatoes and gravy.
    It is just woven into the midst of your acrostic, much like these "mini-lectures" to our children are woven into the midst of our Thanksgiving meals, woven into the chatter. Love it!

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  14. Love that idea of the words as the leftovers. That is beautiful.

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