Sunday, February 13, 2011

CCXV - A Cheeky Little Read


Celia, at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, asked us to say
what our favorite thing to read was.
Well, that's a given, surely!

A cheeky little read.

You can take your historic novels,
You can take your Mills & Boons
You can take your daily papers
With their dramas and cartoons.

Who cares who killed the Mocking Bird?
Or where lives the Great White Whale?
Or what shade of green the valley was?
Or how to cook with Tuscan kale?

Get rid of all that printed junk,
Piled up on coffee tables,
If you really want a gripping tale
You can’t go past wine labels.

There’s bountiful types of berries,
There’s the chocolate-melon discourse,
There’s the mystery of the sweaty saddle
When there’s no mention of a horse.

The labels tell an exciting tale
Of fine vintners and their must;
Afterwards you can drink the wine,
While books just gather dust.

© 2011 J Cosmo Newbery

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  1. Nice poem. It exhibits a crisp ambience and a refreshing abundance of inference but it does die on the middle palette a bit.

  2. Well! Nice to see you've dusted yourself off Mr. Newbery! Letting the old brain age for a bit---in an oaken cask no doubt!

  3. It is lovely to see you back here dear J Cosmo, nice poem. Your discerning palette has lost none of its witty discourse.

    xoxoxo ♡

  4. Lee: You are supposed to read it, not suck it. There are better things...

    Molly & Dianne: Thank you. Motivation has been next to nil of late.

  5. Dear Mr Newberry

    Your poems always make me smile
    And I thank you from my heart
    For this little ditty that you wrote
    On my post on Book Darts

    So many wine labels that I’ve read
    Have offered facts in diction
    But having tasted of their wine
    I’ve found them to be fiction!

  6. :D
    a man of many tastes.

  7. Good write. Love the take on reading wine labels instead of books... refreshing approach.


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