Sunday Sonnet, #4, 2015


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A dash of this, a splash of that, then heat

the pan, read again recipe of mum –

quantity and quality, how it’s done –

would she be pleased with change of fish for meat?

Worse still (you can picture the horror) meat

itself withdrawn for vegetarian

palate: greens, reds, and other hues of sun-

ripened produce brought to flavour by heat.

As long as there’s a grating of dairy,

you know she wouldn’t mind, this offering

placating, adding depth of taste (airy,

too, the creamy sauce); your change apt.  Marry,

you think, these together for best serving

of a recipe ever family.

[Copyright N R Nolan © 2015]