Friday, October 25, 2013

Trade secrets (31-HP Day 26)

Coffee stained
Enciphered and encoded
Old and browned
Handwritten recipes

Weigh and measure
Pound and dollop
Pinch and handful
Exactness counts

Fresh berries
Crushed and mashed
Staining hands
Blue and purple

Fresh onions
Skinned and peeled
Tears forming
Yellows and tans

Cactus lobes
Smuggled in a box
Covered with beetles
A delicate red

Pound of ancient
Dried up mummy
Such a delicious
Shade of brown

Old ways remembered
An artist's craft
Original colors
All handmade

3 comments:

Nate Leung said...

Awesome 'trade' secrets. No one knows about this one! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Kama Frankling said...

That was fun to read :)

Kirsten said...

Fun poem! Thanks.