a pinch of here, a dash of there, a full-cup of fancy – a poem


write me long stories founded
on deranged times, mad men
and tough women, on loves lost
or unrequited, filled with agony

tell me tales with elms and oaks,
acorn promises and lively crocus
birthing new hope at springtime

spin long on victories weighty and
igneous as aged volcanic spew,
as stirring as a mother’s love

weave in the thrills of sharp minds,
other climes, indulgent feasts, and
cultured lives of purple privilege

take me on trips that spark tears
and joy like sunlight off ocean waves,
season with a wee pinch of here,
a dash of there, a full-cup of fancy

© 2017, Jamie Dedes


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10 Comments on “a pinch of here, a dash of there, a full-cup of fancy – a poem

  1. Made me think of why I loved reading the plays of Guy de Maupassant…they took me far away from my small hometown when I was in high school…brought back some warm memories….thanks!

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    • Yes! That’s wonderful. Charlie, deeply touched by your contributions to the November zine. Thank you! This is going to be a remarkable issue and devastating.

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  2. Beautiful poem. Love the images that make it so vivid and sensual, especially the way you express the contrasts between agonies and joys of life.

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