Thursday, October 23, 2014

"Tastes Like Cider"

Tastes Like Cider

An attractive faint flush
pinkish red blush

Oh to feast upon
firm, fine, cream colored flesh
a bit precocious some say
medium sized, excellent flavor.

Tastes like apple bread, crisp, or cider
a delight rarely denied
whether trick, ritual, or disguised
a vampires insatiable desire.

by Margaret Bednar, October 23, 2014

For "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Get Listed - Ghost Stories"  I used 5 of the listed words.  Not exactly a ghost story, but I tried to sprinkle in a bit of creepy.

I was determined to use this photograph today - and I think I made it work.  I bought a bag of these apples in Blowing Rock, NC - just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.  So tasty! 


Helen said...

Apples come to life courtesy of Ms. Bednar ~ vampire delight .. how wonderful is that?

Jim said...

I like this, Margaret. I was reading along thinking this is a NICE poem for the prompt, I doubt many are. Probably the main reason I didn't write one (I do keep another blog too, more of a social, meme type).

Then I hit the last line and it hit my spot. I can be goofy, but I sometimes tell people that when the full moon comes I howl to it and my fangs come out. Sometimes I bite.

The picture is great too, each basket is labeled with the type of apples it has. Clever.

Grandmother (Mary) said...

You lured me in. Sarted about good fall apples but became another thing and deliciously halloween. Well done.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Well done, Margaret - next time I bite into an apple, I am going to feel like a vampire!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love the angle you took with this prompt, Margaret! Seamless use of words, excellent description. I especially enjoyed the way you concluded.

Susie Clevenger said...

From apples to it!

grapeling said...

sizzling second verse, Margaret, and a lush red treat. Thanks for adding your voice ~

Susan said...

Yup! i always think like ths when biting intoan apple ! No, but I will have a smile next time ido because of this wonderful poem.

Fireblossom said...

Vampires creep me out, but I like your apple crumb concoction! I will say, however, that "slaughter" doesn't sound right to me, here. I know it's a list word, but it denotes (to me, at least) unrestrained violence, and the rest of the poem--and seductive vampires in general--are smoother than that. Just a thought. Otherwise, I loved it. The notion of mixing the theme of apples with vampires is wholly original and it worked!

Margaret said...

Thanks, Shay. I agree - I was quickly using the list. Replaced it with a hastily thunk up alternative but will give it further thought.

The whole poem has been understood in a different way than I intended. The apples were supposed to be a metaphor for actual vampires thoughts of what blood tastes like. A spin on the popular "tastes like chicken" phrase.

Amrit Sinha said...

Vampires and apples are both the delights of the season :D

Amrit Sinha said...

Vampires and apples are both the delights of the season :D

johnallenrichter said...

Such a delicious treat brought full fledged into the vampire's world.... I would have been scared had it not make me so yearn for a good gulp of - apple cider!