Ode to Olive Oil

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BobBradshaw
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Ode to Olive Oil

#1 Post by BobBradshaw » 23 May 2020, 01:14

Ode to Olive Oil


We could be standing on the north side
of the Acropolis under a cobalt sky,

a twisted olive tree leaning
towards us. It was here

long before we moved in, with silvery
grey leaves and feathery

white flowers. Tonight we'll enjoy
Bistecca alla Fiorentina

and a salad enhanced
with virgin olive oil

and a lemony vinaigrette.
At bedtime I'll stroke your hair,

silky from combings with warm
olive oil, and admire

your pretty figure, your dark
olive eyes--as Mozart once

took in his beloved Constanze. Ah,
if only the Greek saying was true,

sweetheart, I would fill our basement
with bottles of liquid sun.

You know the saying, how love
is guaranteed with a daily spoonful

Kenneth2816
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Re: Ode to Olive Oil

#2 Post by Kenneth2816 » 24 May 2020, 22:49

I think of Palestine when it comes to olive trees. There is a satisfying warmth in this Bob. Very approachable

BobBradshaw
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Re: Ode to Olive Oil

#3 Post by BobBradshaw » 25 May 2020, 01:29

Thanks, Ken

SivaRamanathan
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Re: Ode to Olive Oil

#4 Post by SivaRamanathan » 25 May 2020, 18:34

Bob

The poem is ready to stand on its own.

S

BobBradshaw
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Re: Ode to Olive Oil

#5 Post by BobBradshaw » 26 May 2020, 05:36

Thx, Siva

Michael (MV)
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Re: Ode to Olive Oil

#6 Post by Michael (MV) » 29 May 2020, 03:31

 
and a salad enhanced
with olive oil, extra virgin

8)

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 

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