Monday, February 07, 2011

Fresh Napkin


The world after snow
is like a table freshly laid
with spotless linen and clean forks.

But crumbs and crumpled napkins
testify to diners' pleasure
and make glad the cooks.

Stepping out your door in the morning,
enjoy that first crunch-- like the crust
on crème brulee. Rumple the cloth.

--image courtesy of Magpie Tales
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19 comments:

Girl in My Own World said...

Ah, I like this! A very good descriptor of the snow! :o)

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Love that first crunch. Wonderful take on the prompt. Blessings
QMM

thingy said...

Love it! "Crunch." : )

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

delicious!
And I intend to savor every crumb!

Pat - Arkansas said...

I enjoyed your response to this prompt. Clean linen is a good descriptor of unsullied snow. Nice.

Susannah said...

'The world after snow
is like a table freshly laid
with spotless linen and clean forks.'

What a wonderful description, I loved it. :-)

Lyn said...

I really like what you made of this prompt..so very creative..thanks!!

Andreas said...

"The world after snow"
is a magical place.
Such peace, such stillness.
And yet I like your advice -
after all it's inevitable:
"rumple the cloth".
Good write.

lightverse said...

I was totally transported by your world after snow. Now I want to go outside and crunch on crème brulee.

120 Socks said...

A fresh crisp take on the prompt, really liked it.

Kristen Haskell said...

Loving your metaphor!

Trellissimo said...

Delightful take on this prompt!

Jinksy said...

Beautiful interpretation...

Donna B said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Tumblewords: said...

Vivid and vibrant - this creates an image that glows and glows.

Helen said...

You got me with the creme brulee...

Strummed Words said...

Love the imagery. Wonderful.

Tess Kincaid said...

It is as deliciously crunchy as crème brulee!

~T~ said...

Wonderful comparison.