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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Era (02/03/11)

TITLE: In the Kitchen with God
By Sydney Avey
02/07/11


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Seasons return
with a sameness that comforts
and surprises we are not prepared for.

We welcome sun that follows shadow
shade that cools heat;
our terror is always new
when terra firma rattles
clouds roll up into funnels
chaos comes down on our heads
all in season.

Seasons have a shelf life
like thyme in a bottle, they lose their flavor
when they hang around too long
like stew freshly seasoned and stirred to full flavor
we appreciate the fullness of their time
cool mint in summer
pungent cinnamon and cloves in fall
reds to chase the chill of winter, paprika and chili powder
dill, chervil and cilantro, delicate flavors of spring.

Eras mark places of no return
eras rappel us up mountains
offer us new footholds, show us unimagined vistas.
There is no going back
there is only going forward.
Eras donít season the stew
they abandon it for new recipes.


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Nancy Sullivan 02/10/11
Great job on your free form piece. I especially love the last two lines. Great analogy overall.
Leola Ogle 02/11/11
A beautifully written, poignant poem.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/12/11
I love the title and the analogy is perfect. It's definitely a new way of thinking about things for me.
Norma-Anne Hough02/13/11
Lovely piece of free verse.
Enjoyed my "thyme" in the kitchen with God.
Lovely ideas and imagery in your poem.
Good meter and flow.
Mildred Sheldon02/13/11
I loved your free flow poem. It covered all the different eras. I loved the end. No going back.
diana kay02/15/11
i love the title in the kitchen with God and this one would have fitted equally well (if not better) into the Seasons theme of a few weeks ago the play on seasons/seasoning
would have been perfect.
some lovely word pictures heard and sights sounds and smells
Kaye Swain02/17/11
I enjoyed reading this. I especially loved the lines:

Seasons have a shelf life
like thyme in a bottle, they lose their flavor
when they hang around too long

SO true. Thanks. And congratulations! :)