Tag Archives: food

What I cannot eat

Deep brown sozzled cakes full with raisins, sultanas and rum
crisp toast with lashings of salted creamy yellow butter
hot roast homegrown potatoes that sizzle and sing
white fish huge with crisp golden batter
chips soft and bendy with fat
tempura

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Over at d’Verse, Misky has asked us to write a poem about food. I’m on a low carb diet, heading for Diabetes remission. This little poem is an ode to those foods I can no longer eat, as I steadily reduce…….

The Smell of bees

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”
― Ray Bradbury

The Smell of bees

I saw my first bee today, hearing buzzing while weeding
I searched for the little fellow and found him
Bumbling around the Lungwort
Buzzing with glee in the surprise warmth
Black, gold with a red bum
Furry and indomitable
He also harvests my garden
And mine depends on his

Its relief to see a bee today, with all the talk of their demise
Poisoned by chemicals that may yet kill us
Directly, as doses build, or indirectly
As my garden companions cease to pollinate
And harvests drop
The smell of small dusty bees
Will no longer tantalise my nostrils
Nor will the fragrance of food

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