Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Egg Drop Soup


you wanted Chinese (Egg Drop Soup)
in China Town, in San Fran
you wanted a trolley car, a drive
down Lombard Street, fresh fish,
Pier 39, a night to remember
with a Gaint Home Run

i said, now about
sourdough, farm fresh
over easy, followed by Ghiraidelli chocolate licked
from my lips, just before
the big one hits, tipping
the richter scale
smashing china, blue to white

Posted for Magpie Tales



23 comments:

  1. Wow, this one catches the reader with a surprise twist! I love the memories....then all of a sudden, the earthquake. Wonderful writing!

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  2. you capture those san fran moments well...did you mean Giants home run? i remember the WS when the quake hit...

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  3. i did brian but wrote (Gaint) it as a play on wording ...bkm

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  4. After "chocolate licked from my lips" I'm getting metaphor? Should I be?

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  5. Thoroughly delicious and so San Fran..long may it stand!!

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  6. i just wonder what kind of earthquake you're writing about...if i may say so... but maybe that's just me. beautfiul piece barbara

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  7. I too am thinking like Claudia...Anyhow whatever the earthquake is...I love this
    piece of writing!

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  8. Amazing sight you take me to.
    Great one piece,B.

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  9. Wow.
    Now THIS is a poem.
    Beautiful. :)

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  10. can just taste SF in your words !!
    Yummy
    JL&B

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  11. This is the second poem I've read tonight that lulled me into submission with beautiful language and enticing imagery - then knocked me on my ass. Great poem.

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  12. Loved this, for many reasons, one of them the fact that I live an hour away from the City, and visit it often. Wonderful work, as usual.

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  13. thanks for commenting...Steve..I live two hours away...have been there many times...glad you could relate to it so well...bkm

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  14. Fabulous glimmer of taste bud sensations leading to powerful dramas. Nice.

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  15. Loved this! Excellent take!

    Anna :o]

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  16. My word! You certainly packed a punch at the end. Nice.

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  17. I like the metaphor as well as the literal interpretation.

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  18. I love the metaphor in this poem BKM. Nicely done.

    Lisa
    InspiredbyLisa

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  19. Ooooohh...I love it...

    It's like...I don't get it that much...(I guess cuz I'm youngish) but I like it when I don't really understand a poem....because then I know it means a lot more than meets the eye! To know there are things out of my reach is a great gift.

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