Ballet Of Eventide
Oh haste, brumal mists, that twilight kisses
on hollyhocks, meadow-born,
Sweet tears resurrected on petals neglected,
collect 'midst the early morn.
The dew-christened flowers parading the hours,
sing hope to the callow hearts,
Then rises the moon, while it saunters to swoon
and the ballet of eventide starts.
Tall grasses that thrive with new life, come alive
with a shimmer of luminous lights,
A slow-spinning dance of glowing romance,
that July has thus gifted its nights.
A heavens' breast lighted by stars, unrequited,
sets stage on the vault, above -
Night's magic, gone viral, as fireflies spiral ...
in a whimsical waltz ... of love!
Poem by Gregory R Bardeni
Epiphany, or the 12th Day of Christmas, is celebrated on January 6th. It commemorates how a star led the three kings or wise men, to the baby Jesus.
The three gifts that they brought were gold as a symbol of kingship on earth, frankincense as a symbol of deity, and myrrh as a symbol of suffering.
So here is my Epiphany Offering.
"Merry Christmas" I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying "I love you", I meant it
Now I know what a fool I've been
But if you kissed me now, I know you'd fool me again
Ginger On A Run
Two Gingers laid on sugared tray.
“Let’s run away!” one Ginger said.
“Let’s run away!? Where would we run?”
“It doesn’t matter! Let’s have fun!
If we just stay here in this spice
We’ll all get eaten by sunrise.”
When Life Gives You Lemons...
Zest them, juice them, add 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 butter, 3 eggs...
In a saucepan, combine 3/4 cup lemon juice, 1 tbsp lemon zest, sugar, eggs, and butter. Cook over medium-low heat until thick enough, about 6 minutes...you’ve made yourself some lemon curd. What a delicious present!
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to attend a virtual Genever Seminar organized and hosted by @worldofgenever @tonightspoison @dashfast
It was a fun and highly educational experience. I discovered spirits I wasn’t familiar with. My favorite was de Borgen Old-Style Genever.
Absolutely Superb – a mix of bready grain and succulent fruitiness overlaid with a woody spice. Creamy vanilla nicely complements the juniper. Well-rounded and gentle, but lasting palate, with a spot of gingerbread and crème brûlée. Perfect for a festive cocktail or to sip on it’s own.