Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Feast Your Eyes on Our Feast

We show up to our friends house to feast.

We know we are in for a blazing treat.

We spy our chef commanding the kitchen stage by stomping his feet.

We run to the table and scramble to our seats.

We sing "Grace"! in unison to give thanks for this amazing retreat.

We are delighted by the simplest dishes, our taste buds accede.

We devour everything, pouring and splashing, leaving nothing neat.

We stay amused by the company we keep.

We talk of fun times and try to recall screaming, "how did we meet"?

We scavenge and scoop and dip and dig as our spoons meet.

We cheer and clank and chatter on about what is still to achieve.

We cherish the sounds that abound as roosters and mules greet.

We never resolve to stay polite, and instead find each our own soap box speech.

We wander away upstairs in search of some quiet relief.

We spy the powder room mirror to see what might remain in our teeth.

We realize the bed is calling us over to carry us to sleep.

We cheek kiss and bear hug, and grab our keys.

We head out the gate, so thankful we found all that we came to seek.

Metal Art Work: Mark Silka


Manon Doyle said...

Love your feast and your retreat!! Your whole post has been really neat!!


Manon!..hoping you had a lovely and lively Thanksgiving feast of your own.

Blair said...

Wow sounds and looks amazing!!


Blair!..I know you know, that feasting with artistic, opinionated, open-heart friends is effortlessly amazing. The night always holds up.

JOWY said...


One Love,

drollgirl said...

ah, this is so sweet! sometimes life can be good and finding a way to feast on all of the good things in life is a great way to go!

and thank you for your sweet comments. i am glad to have your corner, and it was such a relief to get great news. :)

Kathy said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful time!


JaneMary, drollgirl, and Cathy..
expecting that you each enjoyed your own fantastic Thanks-giving-friends Feast!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

So complete, I feel like I just had a very satisfying meal! Lovely.

Moomby said...

this is the cutest post ever! great poem, great images

Denise @ Swelle said...

Can I come next time??!! What a fantastic kitchen!

Beach Vintage said...

Beautiful friends, beautiful memories.

Gabbi said...

What a gorgeous night dear Teri!! A beautiful share... you have good friends and such a talent for writing. *besos*

Federica said...

Looks like a great time!
Happy new week!
P.s. Just a quick note to remember you to check out the lovely Christmas Giveaway on Sweet as a Candy! Good Luck!

Feelmore said...

This is phenomenal and I love how the whole feast was presented! Wish I could have tasted a part of it. :) I'm very much enjoying your blog!

Jenn said...

We spy the powder room mirror to see what might remain in our teeth.

That line made me laugh out loud! Sounds like you had an amazing time :-)

Down and Out Chic said...

that food looks wonderfully rich! it seems like quite a feast. yummy.

Angie Muresan said...

Love your words! Can't even begin to compete with them!