Writing 201: Poetry (Day 8) Leftovers

I thought today’s challenge was easier than yesterday’s. Today the poem came to me like an idea that came out of nowhere but I certainly know where it did.

Day 8: Flavour. Elegy. Enumeratio

The challenge today was to write about flavour in a form of an elegy and it one wishes to by adding in enumeratio to the mix.

An elegy focuses on what was lost that is irreversibly gone and an enumeratio speaks for itself. Well, if it doesn’t; an enumeratio is about listing in its most basic form. And now what you are wanting to delve into is just below.


Well, here it is. As above, I can only remember what a good memory I had as a child not what it looked like or tasted but how it felt and the smell. When walking down the road and I smell it, I don’t know what, I go searching for it but to no avail. We all have that one thing we search for, that one memorable food we had once and never had again. This is a not-so-serious poem, so I hope you enjoyed reading it and it reminded you of what you had once πŸ™‚


14 thoughts on “Writing 201: Poetry (Day 8) Leftovers

  1. So it was Day 8 and you ate something. i am reminded through your verse of things my mother made that I shall probably no longer have. She died young, and for thirty-some years there have been things I’ve never had again. Her way with corned beef and cabbage with Southern cornbread. Thank you for the challenge to remember.

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  2. Hi Akini, hello from Nunawading, just to let you know we are moving up country soon.
    I like your poetry, is this from a formal course?

    what a rich vein of memory to mine
    and to roll around on the tongue,
    from one year to the next,
    and each year it becomes sweeter
    in the hidden recesses of the mind.

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    • Hello!!! It’s so nice to hear from you. Thank you for letting me know and it’s an honour to see that you like my poetry since I’ve read some of yours when we were there. No, it’s not a formal course, it’s an online “class” where there are daily assignments as to what we can write about, in what form and what device. It is to widen our writing by learning about different styles and formats in which we can write poetry, all voluntary. Thank you also for the lovely poem that you added to your comment, on great form!


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