As an idea for a poem (inscape, imagist, and sensuous), I think writing a series of couplets or verse (triplets at the most) about Spices would be interesting.
My brothers and I were talking about spices and cooking, and i got to thinking. My first shot was to think:
tarragon – for making bearnaise and tartare
from french, le dragon herb lives ever in wine
to spice our soups, just in time.
Or something, that’s just a quick idea. (Besides, i know that tarragon is from the French for Dragon), he he!
Now for the help. I’d like to write many of these, and want everyone to leave a quick comment saying which herb you want immortalized.
Please name any, and before the spring planting time (or, for oz and you tropical folks, pretty soon), I will compose a set of verses about spices, their uses, word history, flavors, particular foods and just a few more ideas.
Please help! Comment and tell me an herb you love, a spice you sigh about, a flavoring you cannot live without!
Thanks ever so much, then!