A Tasteful Seafood Elegy?

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Dearly departed, we have gathered you here on this plate,
to witness the fulfillment of this your fate;

Caught in baited traps on the ocean’s rocky bottom,
up from the depths of your cold briny darksome;

Whether you be grilled, sauteed, or even just steamed,
As a main dish you are highly esteemed.

So tasty, so savoury, you’re one of life’s greatest Treats,
we give you our thanks as we take our seats;

Bless’ed is your fusion with lemon, garlic and butter,
Seasoned with a sprinkle of salt ‘n pepper;

A bite of fire and spice the flavour of curry does bring,
Through summer to autumn to winter and spring;

With a dower of sweet ‘n sour on a bed of rice I may toss
Or simply dip in a tangy cocktail sauce

The ever so fresh, so decadent and succulent spot prawn,
I opened my mouth and then you were gone.

=^,,^=


Poetry 101 Day 8: Make today’s poem about one flavor and why it matters to you. (Feel like addressing multiple flavors? Go for it!). Form: Elegy: A moment, a place, a person, a feeling — your elegy can be about anything, as long as it evokes a thing that’s irretrievably gone. There’s a lot you can do with enumeratio — today’s suggested literary device — in your poems. As its name might suggest, it basically means constructing a list, a successive enumeration (duh!) of multiple elements in the same series. Enumeratio often entails the repetition of conjunctions like “and” and “or” — you can use them in clever ways, for example, to create internal rhymes or assonance.

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23 thoughts on “A Tasteful Seafood Elegy?

  1. An excellent tribute to a delicious food. Did you get to eat any of those Purrsea? If not, you have great willpower just sitting there. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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