A Sweet Moment

Sweet moment NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Take a pause

In the middle of a busy

Day,

To let calm

Wash down the toil, and sweetly stress

Allay.

 

 

 

For Terri’s Sunday Stills: Sweet

 

 

Apple Picking

apple picking SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

He saw the gnarled trunk and the orbs

Round

And red

And green,

Undulating in the breeze that

Caressed his cheeks and flipped the end

Of his shirt up

Cool

On his tummy

When he ran.

He heard the crunch of grass-blades

Succulent

Under the smooth soles of

His shoes,

Each step sinking slightly into the

Soft

Saturated

Ground.

The thump of apple

Fallen

Filled his ears,

Alongside his own breath

Fast,

Excited

In his chest,

And the sound of his family

Drumming apples

Into their

Rustling plastic bags

And creaky wooden crates

And pinging metal pail.

He smelled the crushed grass,

The too-sweet scent of slightly

Rotting apples

On damp ground,

And a whiff of the caramel

That promised

One on a stick

For later on.

He stretched

To reach

Around the fruit,

The sky in his eyes and

The taste of last year’s

Treat

Faint and candied

On his

Tongue.

 

 

 

For the dVerse challenge: senses

 

The Whey Weigher’s Way

A girl churning butter, three-quarter length, facing front, looking away to left, wearing a low-necked dress, apron, and small frilled cap over short curls; after Mercier.  Mezzotint

Photo: The British Museum #2010,7081.1712

 

Tis the Whey Weigher’s way

To weigh

The whey

As she goes

About her day

Sifting curds

Through woven trays.

 

You can stay

If you may

To watch the way

She weighs her whey

In pots and jugs

Of rounded

Clay.

 

And though so many

Will downplay

The lowly whey

As throw away,

She knows it is

Quite fair to say

That whey is worthy

Of more sway

And should more than

Earn it’s pay.

 

 

(I had WAY too much fun with this today! 🙂 )

For the SoCS writing prompt: way/weigh/whey

 

 

Uniquely Rolled

handmade ChagitMoriahGibor

Photo: Chagit Moriah-Gibor

 

Roll the dough

And aim to shape it.

Press chocolate pieces

One by one.

‘Tis no product of

Machine identical,

But cookies proud

Of a child’s hand.

 

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Roll

 

 

Sweet Little Round Of Mine

Sufgania InbarAsif

Photo: Inbar Asif

 

The yeast had proofed

The dough had risen

Air had filled the bubbles high.

A kiss of oil

A squirt of jelly, and

Powdered sugar flying by.

The plate is set

The mouth is open:

This treat won’t fail to

Satisfy.

 

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Round

 

Mighty Minion

Minion Cake SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epstein

 

If your party is pure happy

And your Mama’s talents

Flow,

There is nothing like a minion

To give your day a mighty

Go.

 

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Birthday

 

Candy’s Call

Cotton candy SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Come right up and

Cart on home

A bucketful

Of sugar shorn,

In colors that will

Gladden hearts

And sweet treat joy

To pull apart.

Kids tend to be

The eager ones

But some quite grown

Still think it’s fun.

 

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pastels

 

 

Sweet Yum

fruit3 OfirAsif

Photo: Ofir Asif

 

More than chocolate and ice cream

More than cookies and cake

Fruit will forever first place

In my heart take!

 

 

For Cee’s Share Your World: July 9

 

Promised Appetite

Artichoke DvoraFreedman

Photo: Dvora Freedman

 

Where the green spikes grow tall

And the artichoke blossoms

You just know that the future

Will taste pretty awesome.

 

 

For The Tuesday Photo Challenge