Monday, October 17, 2011

Magpie Tales #87 - Patriotic Duck

Image used for Magpie Tales #87

Patriotic Duck

Swan-like you pose
with head held high
indignant crispy beak
poised aloft
tarred and de-feathered
for the national dish.

Beijing duck
Sixty-five days to live
before fate deals its patriotic hand.

Red skin rubbed
with cinnamon, ginger and cloves
while spring onions stuff your once proud breast.
Soy sauce and honey sweeten your taste
and plum jam marinade 
slowly caresses your buxom chest

as, crown-like,
orange slices and parsley
regally grace and celebrate
the delicacy you have become.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, October 17, 2011

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This is for Magpie Tales #87.   I think I like to see my food in the FINAL stages...

This is also linked to dVerse - "Open Link Night #14"

30 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i could think of worse fates you know...i will honorably eat it...smiles.

Outlawyer said...
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manicddaily said...

Margaret--I posted a comment under an old blog that I never actually started, so sorry. (That's why I deleted it.)

This was lovely. It almost makes it seem worth getting roasted. K.

Isabel Doyle said...

I agree - sometimes it's better to close your eyes and taste and not think about fluffy ducklings!

mylittlewordz said...

That made me feel hungry, even though I could never eat a duck, they're such beautiful creatures.
Jamie.

Dave King said...

Yum, yum,
rub tum,
mouth waters,
comment falters -
but for a loud Bravo!

Berowne said...

Good recipe for a fine dish -- expressed poetically.

Carolina Linthead said...

Red skin rubbed
with cinnamon, ginger and cloves
while spring onions stuff your once proud breast.
Soy sauce and honey sweeten your taste
and plum jam marinade
slowly caresses your buxom chest

Oh my! A sensuous and sympathetic poem. I think it good to contemplate food in this way, though I do not wish to linger overlong on the topic :-)

Laurie Kolp said...

Sounds yummy, but I agree... cooked and on the plate is the best place to see it.

Friko said...

Thanks for the recipe! I'll try it on a chicken.

Mama Zen said...

Hey, that sounds pretty good!

ayala said...

Sounds good :)

joel w. clackum said...

What I really enjoyed about this was that I constantly wondered if a duck was a just a duck or perhaps more than a duck. Fantastic and fun.

Mark Kerstetter said...

Is it wrong that this makes me hungry? And why is that chef smiling?

Morning said...

beautiful.

:)

Morning said...

beautiful.

:)

Sheila Moore said...

I'm hungry :)

Victoria said...

I got to have Peking Duck in Beijing years ago...hate to say it, but I was a bit disappointed, although the total experience was fun. The restaurant was next to a McDonald's--go figure.

Brian Miller said...

swinging back through on OLN...hope you are well...

Doctor FTSE said...

Sensuously tasty.

somewhereamelody said...

Poor duck :(
Delicious poem!

Trellissimo said...

Mouthwatering!

jinksy said...

What a tasty morsel you describe...

Michael said...

I think the duck comes out better in your words then mine ;)

Ann Grenier said...

Sounds delicious! A recipe and bit of education in a poem...I like it a lot!

Stafford Ray said...

Yum!

joanna said...

is it wrong that I feel hungry after reading this (even though I'm a vegetarian)? ;)

Ann LeFlore said...

sounds good but duck is not one of the favorite foods on my list to eat seem too much grease for me but this one is great
http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/10/18/farewell-my-three-legged-friend/

Arnab Majumdar said...

Ducks are delicious... :)

Cheers,
Arnab Majumdar on SribbleFest.com

johnallenrichter said...

I don't know about patriotism, but this poem is making me hungry. And I'm not making this up... I swear on a stack of bibles that the security word Blogger wants me to type in is "cheese." OMG that would go so good with patriotic duck!