Tuesday, May 17, 2011

THE MOON AND FRIED EGGPLANT



Frying eggplant after dark,
thoughts recurred in negative abyss,
Ruminations of life, how it should be.
When I glanced at the moon winking at me.
Through my kitchen window it flew
to confront me with its smile.

With cosmic silent command it spoke,
"Stop! No matter what you may desire,
only this moment for you exists.
Like a mist within what's real,
illusion's vapor flowing,
into nothing."

Happily,the eggplant kept on sizzling.
No thoughts of past or future fate.
No thoughts of moments better spent.
No thoughts of why the moon was present
or why it suddenly left.
No thoughts at all,
Though all along it knew,
in order to self-actualize
it's essence it must give.



Big piece I took.
It smelled so good.
This time, it was I who winked.
The man in the moon was watching.
As surrendering I ate,
epicurean delight
which in that moment
life had offered me.


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I really did fry this eggplant to freeze and leave for the ladies, prior to a little trip.
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Submitted to One Shot Poetry.

15 comments:

  1. nice...that is a wise moon you got...enjoy the moments...and the foods that go with them...smiles.

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  2. I've had fried eggplant before and it's actually very tasty.

    Lovely work, Myrna.

    Smiling...by the way, how's Hortense doing?

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  3. Oh that was wonderful - a moment in time belonging to you and the moon. And your own thoughts.;)
    And I love eggplants.;))
    I bet yours were as tasty as they look.;)
    xoxo

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  4. You managed to make eggplant sound nice :)

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  5. Have to admit
    Food and I just don't fit
    But the man in the moon
    Might shine on this loon
    Although you did make eggplant sound somewhat eatable
    But I think with that my stomach is unbeatable..lol

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  6. MMM I love eggplant best fried. I hope you are doing well. Warm wishes Myrna

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  7. Awesome post! I love how the moon straightened out your perspective! I also love fried eggplant!

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  8. uuuuhhh nice - love me some eggplant..i like the view from your kitchen window myrna and how lovely of the moon, talking to you...next time i see her i will listen closely...

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  9. Myrna I love this! And of course this particular line speaks to my heart!
    "Stop! No matter what you may desire,
    only this moment for you exists.
    Like a mist within what's real,
    illusion's vapor flowing,
    into nothing."

    just this moment...then we are dwelling in another one:-)

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  10. How appropriate! I just posted my new post on food and..... I stopped by to read your post.....

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  11. I love eggplant curry. Myrna, only you can combine the cooking and the view outside the window. A joy to read this and I wink at you.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  12. Ah yes, ordinary moments becoming extrordinary... always nice to commence with the moon.

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  13. WARREN BUFFET OD'S BOO!

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