Sunday, March 16, 2008


Smörgåsbord....# 102



David MeLange was looking forward to attending the event of the season; the literary smörgåsbord hosted by his group of writing aficionados. It's not as if they were a group of published authors or anything. No, most of their publishing was done on Blogger or Wordpress or some such online blog/journal site, although a few had had some poems published in some obscure poetry magazines.

Basically, they were a group of literary connoisseurs who savored words as if they were the spices and ingredients in a hodgepodge of bellatristic scribblings. No matter the genre or form, be it short story, flash fiction, novel, villanelle, or ode, it was reading the words, admiring their placement, absorbing the aroma of ideas saturating their mind's eye that brought them satisfaction. They literally tasted the succulent words of their fellow writers. Picking and choosing those most appetizing to themselves. As they rolled the words around on their tongues, they were as prompts, hundreds of prompts, that invited them to choose which oven to bake them in and produce their own literary masterpieces.

Truly, a feast for all the senses awaited. "I can hardly wait" thought David.
And thusly, he took pen
in
hand:
Smörgåsbord

Taste the author's succulent board,
Each word choice nuance does convey
An appetizing sampler, a smörgåsbord.

Each page, each stanza, does afford
The reader a literary buffet.
Taste the author's succulent board.

Choosing a piece for your reward,
Will you pick a profound essay?
An appetizing sampler, a smörgåsbord?

This lover's sonnet, doth here record
Two hearts entwined; amours foray.
Taste the author's succulent board.

A novella offers new words to hoard,
To bend and mold like paper maché.
An appetizing sampler, a smörgåsbord.

Here a blogger offers up his concord;
Musings linked in grand array.
Taste the author's succulent board,
An appetizing sampler, a smörgåsbord.

rel ©16 Mar. 2008

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10 Comments:

Blogger paisley said...

excellent take and ever so true... i never knew there were so many people that loved words as much as i did until i started blogging.. and thus far i have never regretted it....

7:45 AM  
Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

That skeleton takes the cake!

:D

12:08 PM  
Blogger Granny Smith said...

This word-lover delighted in both story and skillful poem in a form that would be difficult for someone who didn't savor words as you do!

3:05 PM  
Blogger tumblewords said...

A smorgasbord like no other! The form lends itself to the words and vice versa. Great combo. Love this post!

4:17 PM  
Anonymous keith hillman said...

What a delightful post! Loved it

6:15 PM  
Blogger Leigh Lear said...

i like it, very nice.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

So entertaining! You were right Rel.. THIS is a smorgasbord I DO love! ♥

3:53 PM  
Blogger jadey said...

What a great post and you are great with words.

10:05 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

a word smorgasborg. How very cool.

4:17 PM  
Blogger UL said...

though I missed this prompt, I am glad I didnt miss your serving...yum :)

10:01 AM  

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