Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Poem: Mom’s Pasta Spoon

She stood at the steaming stove
with the pasta spoon in her hand,
ready to sink its black teeth into the
spaghetti.

We were starving for her
to lift those cooked threads with the sleek tool
and serve us the supper we waited all day for:
The spaghetti, the sauce, the hunger –
gone.


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Poem for Mother's Day
and for
Thursday Poets Rally

15 comments:

Jingle said...

love it,
spaghetti with meatballs,
one of the popular meals in America.
Happy Mother's Day to You, Amy!

anthonynorth said...

Nicely done. Now I feel hungry.

Brian Miller said...

nice. happy mothers day! my boys love cooking int eh kitchen with their mother...

Rajlakshmi said...

that is such a sweet poem on mother :)
made me hungry too :)

mairmusic said...

So different than last week's poem-- I like your leap into simplicity-- nicely done!
http://mairmusic.wordpress.com/

mudwords said...

I love the image of sinking teeth in. I'm guessing you will get lots of comments from now-hungry people!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

such a vivid and honest Mother's Day poem.
Happy Mother's Day.
you may visit me here
hugs
shakira

Bryan J. Bailey said...

God I love meatballs.... now you made my mouth water!

-bryan

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/07/week-17-the-perfect-poet-award/

you win the perfect poet award, you are nominated by celebrating a year..

suzicate said...

Ah, smelling the aroma of something cooking all day, just dying to sink your teeth into it and then the moment finally arrives. Now, it's my turn to do that to my kids!

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/sunday-special-awards-for-remarkable-memes-and-participants/

Meme participation awards,
Sorry for being late.
It takes me days to have everyone notified!

ray said...

Very nice. I love simple moments.

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/thursday-poets-rally-week-18-may-13-19-2010/

the perfect poet award week 17 reminder, please post a poem,
display the logo, nominate one poet for week 18 award.
Happy Wednesday!
Welcome to Rally week 18.
Let me know after you post!
many thanks.

Wordwand said...

I love spaghetti , and I love this poem, it's really original.well done mam.

ishabellemanalo said...

my mom makes the best spaghetti (at least, for me... that's what i think) hehehehe.... i love spaghettis!!!!! your poem makes me hungry!!!!