Posted by: Ron DuBour | July 12, 2017

Broccoli Rabe~by Paul F. Lenzi


 

 

Broccoli Rabe

broccoli

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peasant greens

pleasant bitterness

stunted florets of

demure dewy buds

leafy savory stalks

pungent memories

tasting of ancestry

brought to a rustic

hearty perfection

sautéed with

fresh garlic in

old-world pressed

oil of olives

red pepper flakes

loose fennel sausage

laid down on a bed

orecchiette al dente

little notional ears

made by hand from

firm pillows of pasta

a meal to delight the

discerning gourmet

a commonfolk feast

any king any queen

would step down

from their throne

to enjoy at my table

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  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers


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