Dining on Sunshine

Corn
crunch
yellow sunshine

kernels
toothsome
rows to munch

corncob
bare now
still holds flavour

sunshine
warms me
as I gnaw

extract
the last
of fleeting summer

autumn
hovers
cools the air

cornhusks
tasselled
straddle the seasons

kernels
gleaming
white and yellow

sunshine
summer
here and now

Posted for dVerse Poets open link night, week 8: http://dversepoets.com/2011/09/06/open-link-night-week-8/

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About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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23 Responses to Dining on Sunshine

  1. oceangirl says:

    I love it, I feel warmth and coolness of the moment.

  2. It’s got sound and color and form: little bits in a long column, just like its subject. (plus I just like corn)

  3. ayala says:

    Nice…love yellow and love corn….good write 🙂

  4. brian says:

    nice…corn on the cob is a summer fav…and soon what is left will be decor for autumns hair…

  5. Pat Hatt says:

    Keep on dining well you can, as autumn is around the bend. Great piece!

  6. expatinCAT says:

    Some beautiful writing Chris. To my eyes there are some gorgeous haiku inside this piece… // Peter.

  7. Very descriptive and musical 😉
    So summery! It reminds me of the corn I buy at marche Jean-Talon 😉
    Something so simple as corn, you make it not only delicious but beautiful as well.

  8. Sheila Moore says:

    enjoyed this – making some corn on the cob tonight for dinner – my kids love it!

  9. rob kistner says:

    Hi, Rob Kistner here. This is a piece well written, engaging – good work… mine is here: http://www.image-verse.com/clown

  10. Yummy and bright, I can see it and taste it. Very nice!

  11. Gay says:

    Hi Chris – This poem may be about corn but it is definitely not “corny” – love how the internal rhymes glow among the colors, sound, texture, and vivid almost technicolor images of the corn, of late summer, leading into Indian Summer. Great!

    • chris says:

      Hi Gay, Thank goodness it isn’t corny! 🙂 It’s probably so vivid because I was eating corn, and saw, tasted and felt all those things. It was a natural write.

  12. Love those kernels! Why did my monkey mind continually stray to corn liquor and corn oil and ethanol made from corn? I like what you focused upon more!

  13. Berit says:

    I have given you the Versatile Blogger Award for your active and versatile blogging:
    http://ninja-wizard.blogspot.com/2011/09/versatile-blogger-award.html

    • chris says:

      Thanks so much Berit! What a delightful surprise. I am giving some thought as to whom to nominate, and will post soon. And, hrmph, I have to say seven things about myself? Hrmph. 😀

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