Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Guilty Pleasure

Shiny, sharp-edged, expensive chocolate:
72 % cacao, raspberry-filled.
Manufacturer's regal stamp
Precisely impressed into smooth dark square;
(I can feel the impression on my tongue).
In my hand: not a trace.
In my mouth: a 6-minute silky melt.
All better.

© Judith C Evans 2011

Submitted to Poetry Potluck Week 36 at JinglePoetry and Thursday Think Tank  #50 at Poets United.

27 comments:

bythewobblydumdumtree said...

oooooohhhh! I can taste it, feel the sensation. Almost as good as having it myself!

Wellspring Of The Soul said...

A 6 minute silky melt...All better, very good Judith.

Judith C Evans said...

Thanks, friends! I had fun writing this one!

mindlovemisery said...

Simply delicious

Yun Yi said...

taste good! love it!

Jack Edwards Poetry said...

Brilliantly concise and vividly written. Well done.

Margie said...

Oh, Yum!
Loved it!

Judith C Evans said...

Thanks everybody! Dark chocolate is good for you, you know :D

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

This sent me running to the pantry looking for chocolate, although your poem has far less calories. Wonderful description, invoked all the senses.

Judith C Evans said...

Thanks, Cecilia, glad you liked the poem.

Mary said...

I love "a six-minute silky melt." That says it all!

booguloo said...

Where's the guilt? Envy yes but guilt no...

Judith C Evans said...

Amen to that -- no guilt! :D Thanks for commenting, Mary and bouguloo.

Andy said...

Oh my goodness!

"In my mouth: a 6-minute silky melt"

Smiling...now that's what you call gourmet!

Shanda said...

Best I have ever heard chocolate described. Now I am going to look in my pantry.......
Thanks for visiting my blog

coalblack said...

oh yeah. i love the part about feeling the impression on your tongue!

coal black (Fireblossom)

flaubert said...

Lovely!

Pamela

Jingle said...

beautiful.

Butterflies of time said...

Loved the melting way you described this sinful pleasure!

Judith C Evans said...

I guess chocolate has a way of bringing people together :) Thanks for the wonderful comments, friends...have a blessed weekend!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Delicious!

Olive Tree said...

Judith, I bet there's no trace left on your hands because you lick them all. And mine would probably last less than 6 minutes in my mouth...lol. It wouldn't take me long to finish a bar of chocolate. It's been fun reading yours and others about chocolate. Thanks for reading mine too. Have a wonderful weekend.

Peggy said...

Oh yes, all better! I do love chocolate! Enjoyed your blog and profile as well. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Ella said...

I love your description...I want some, now..lol~

Serving Hugs on a Platter and Tears in a Teacup said...

Very nice!! Love the way it ended!

~alaurilee

Judith C Evans said...

Thanks, Lauri! I visited your blog and am now following. Loved the tribute to the letter "U"!

shonejai said...

Six minutes! Wow! Mine is more like 60 seconds!