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Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine, My Purple Passion

04.02.11 Posted in Contributor Series 8, today's words by

Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine
My Purple Passion
(with apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
By Sandra Forte-Nickenig

How do I love thee glorious nightshade?
Let me count the ways androgynous one.
You awesome aubergine Indian star
the earth is your fullness oh wine-tinged fruit.
I love your pear-shaped bottom filled with seeds
tantalizing texture to tease my tongue.
I love your soft skin nectar of nations
purple shimmer, white goddess, green blossom
I love you baked on the tines of a fork.
I love you stewed, you melt in my mouth.
I inhale your essence, slithery sauce,
you bring forth the scent of the Orient.
I dream of your taste in solitude.
I close my eyes; my cheeks turn lavender.

Sandra Forte-Nickenig’s poem The Voice of God appeared at vox poetica in June 2010 as part of Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae.

6 Responses to “Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine, My Purple Passion”

  1. Kay MIddleton says:

    Delicious! Delightful and delectable. I will be craving eggplant until I finally give into the lust.

  2. Sandy, this was lovely. Now I will partake in luscious food tonight. 🙂

  3. Sharon Poch says:

    “Lavendar cheeks”–I love every sensuous,silky word.

  4. Jeanette Gallagher says:

    Sumptuous,sensuous,wonderful poem, Sandy. And knowing the fantastic cook,a vegetarian, I am a believer!

  5. clarissa mcfairy says:

    This poem really sings to me. Delicious!

  6. Sarah says:

    So beautiful. I love this poem.

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