Saturday, January 2, 2016

Forever A Reminder to Baby's First Bacon 
An instant first felt long ago becomes a reminder 
An instant of that first taste of bacon becomes forever a reminder 


Forever A Reminder (villanelle) 

A scent the flowers blossom in the air
First cast our hearts upon a fantasy
Forever a reminder we were there
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My soul still lingers on a moment rare
When I beheld my future’s destiny
A scent the flowers blossom in the air
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Within our arms what treasures we did share
Rich kisses let us sail eternity
Forever a reminder we were there
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What wonders were ignited by our flare
Upon the dreams of lovers yet to be
A scent the flowers blossom in the air
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Cruel shadows came to toy with our affair
A sacred promise once made set us free
Forever a reminder we were there
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So when my mind drifts free and unaware
One ember brings back love of you and me
A scent the flowers blossom in the air
Forever a reminder we were there


Once more words and imagination come alive in meaning. What better field to come alive than a villanelle, where entire sentences carry more meaning than one. Just a suggestion, though: it might be best not to over-analyse.

I don't think it was flowers for Arlene and me, rather a spot by Stow Lake. Stow Lake is place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park that offers boating. It was a long time and many memories ago when that place under that tree grew to be much more. Perhaps you can relate. I can't honestly recall when or how "our" spot was established. Golden Gate Park was quite beautiful, especially for young lovers. For whatever the reason, Arlene and I would find ourselves at "our spot" often. Perhaps you can relate. When we moved in together, life's challenges began to wear on us. At first, they were nothing our love couldn't overcome. As life got more complex so did the challenges. Perhaps you can relate. One day, at our Sunset apartment, a challenge reared its ugly face that was greater than our love. As doors slammed, Arlene and I found ourselves in a world we had never known. From out of somewhere came a familiar breeze. It was our spot, calling us back. Perhaps you can relate. A spot, a moment, a memory, a thing, something more that brings/keeps lovers together.


But since the villanelle mentioned flowers, here's: Leo Delibes "Lakme" 

From one explainable mystery to bacon 


It is suggested that pregnant women should eat bacon. Choline, which is found in bacon, helps fetal brain development. This useless fact may help scientists that are working endlessly to uncover man's love of bacon. Why are people so hooked on a food product that, except for the fore mentioned useless fact, offers very little, if anything, that is healthy. Why does the U,S. consume an estimated 1.7 billion lbs. of bacon each year?  This recently discovered video of a little boy, Easten, trying bacon for the first time, may provide them with some new clues into man's love for bacon (if they can stop laughing long enough). 
Of course there is the obvious: Bacon tastes plain good. "Baby's First Bacon" 

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4 comments:

  1. I saw this bacon video on the news. It is so wonderful to see the joy and the baby shout the joy! Imagine if we could do that as adults.

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  2. Whenever I hear of someone talking about healthy eating habits, I flashback to an interview with a gentleman well over the age of 100 and still in good health. He said that he ate at least a pound of fatback each and every day for breakfast. When asked why fatback instead of bacon, he answered, "Because bacon is too lean!"

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    1. Thank you for sharing.
      I love bacon, but my body regulates my food intake.

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