PAD 16: Savory Remembrance

Today is my father’s birthday. My dad was a wonderful man who would have turned 86 today. My mother, husband, and nephew went out to dinner tonight to celebrate my father and his special presence in our lives. As luck would have it, the prompt today is to write a poem about a restaurant. Buon Appetito!

 

Savory Remembrance

 

The blue and golden tones

Of Italian ceramic plates

Line the wall,

As do oil landscapes of

Tree-lined countrysides.

Amber hues of twilight

Create an endearing glow.

Elegant flowers, lightly fried

Filled with cheese and vegetables;

Broccoli rabe and escarole sautéd,

Rack of lamb roasted with mushrooms,

Red snapper grilled, lasagna bolognese,

Brunello di Montalcino.

 

Add in a personal touch,

Warm reception from servers

And owner that changes

The mood from lovely to

Special.

 

A night to commemorate

A special one

In all our lives:

Dad, Husband, Pop-pop, Father-in-law.

What we really need

Is each other, but

A special place to

Come together gives us

An amiable spot to share

Our memories.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s