More – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Urge

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“Some of the jam we thought was for tomorrow, we’ve already eaten.” Tony Benn


So hot,
the toast is steaming,
melting the thick slices of butter
into savoury pools, wafting its 
salty aroma as I layer juicy, 
thick, blackberry jam in all its
decadent sweetness,
rolling round my tongue,
dripping down my chin,
tantalising my senses,
eliciting divine sighs,
O' my goodness, the
urge to have another.

Β©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under challenge, food, Free Verse, passion, poem, quote

67 responses to “More – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. From “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” Lewis Carroll:
    “The rule is, jam today, jam yesterday, but never jam today.”

    I enjoy your poetry!

    Liked by 7 people

  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    so delicious—and that’s just the poetry!

    Liked by 4 people

  3. I had to laugh at this one. We bought some homemade blackcurrant jam – my favourite – but when I finally remembered and went to have some, my husband had already gobbled it all up. Guess I should forgive his impulse given your poem.

    Liked by 5 people

  4. Mouthwatering… literally. Mine actually is! Hooray for Tony Benn, too πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Now I’m needing toast and jamπŸ˜‰

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

    Liked by 4 people

  6. Toast and jam! I must have toast and jam!! I must have it now!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Now I want some 🀀

    Liked by 3 people

  8. My favorite!!!
    Not fair you delivered it so delectably and I’m out of it …. whhhhaaa.. have another for me! πŸ€—

    Liked by 2 people

  9. You cannot possibly stop at one!

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Blackberry season is late this year – normally I would have made some jam already, but tomorrow is the day! Especially after reading your poem. Can’t wait now.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Orange marmalade, then blackberry jam…I wonder what next droolworthy you have in store, Paul!

    Liked by 4 people

  12. But what is really our desire? The sweetness, or the salty one? πŸ˜‰ Became hungry too, but i am on veggies. πŸ˜‰ Michael

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  13. I have made my first batch of blackberry jam from Saturday’s pickings: 5 jars. Two to give away (one already), two for the pantry, one for now… unfortunately the kids were squabbling and managed to drop and break one jar already. So I shall have to go blackberrying again. πŸ˜€

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  14. Good Gracious! That picture made my mouth water.. I absolutely had no clue that a simple topic like bread and jam can be jotted down in the form of a poem so sensuously!

    Liked by 3 people

  15. That’s my kinda poem πŸ’–

    Liked by 3 people

  16. Charis Counselling

    Wow great poem evoking the senses – it made me salivate just reading the pleasures of toast and blackberry jam delights



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