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With the coming of spring, my chives have begun to sprout.

By Donna Fox (HKB)Published 12 months ago โ€ข 1 min read
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My mouth begins to water with the thought of what spring brings.

My chives are sprouting!

Holding them tight in my fingers,

I listen to the shink of the scissors cutting through them.

Their soft smooth skin releasing their scent with growing potency.

That sweet and tangy scent with a hint of onion.

The memory of their taste dances on my tongue,

notes of sweet and yet an undescribable potency.

Something like a mix between onions and garlic,

but without the bitter notes.

Just the sight of their little green tips poking through the dirt sends me to another world.

I start to visualize all the beautful things I can make and add them to.

Using their beautful periwinkle flowers to make vinegarettes or flavoured oils.

The perfect addition to a summer salad.

Sprinkling the leaves on baked and mashed potatoes, with a dollop of butter.

That alone is my one true weakness in life!

These simple thoughts turn from mere thought to mouth water fantasies, that reach parts of my pleasure center I can't even mention.

I believe the term is... food-gasm?

I've already got the warm and tinglies, just thinking about this tiny sprout that isn't even a centimeter tall yet.

I can't explain why this excites me so much, all I know is that spring is here and so are my chives.

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Donna Fox (HKB)

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran11 months ago

    Oooo, you brought all my senses to life with this poem! So beautifully written! I loved it so much!

  • L.C. Schรคfer11 months ago

    Shink! Surely the greatest of onomatopoeics ๐Ÿ˜

  • Roy Stevens12 months ago

    That was very good. I'm suddenly a chives fan, well done Donna!

  • Morgana Miller12 months ago

    ok but why is it so satisfying to snip chives with scissors, SERIOUSLY? there is no true culinary technique of superior pleasure. before I read this poem, I might have thought there was, but you have convinced me there is not. mmm, chives.

  • Samia Afra12 months ago

    So visceral, great poem!

  • Hannah Moore12 months ago

    I really feel this, I love how raw you are with that sense of being just "turned on" by spring. Like a whole self awakening.

  • Mariann Carroll12 months ago

    This is a beautiful poem , thanks for sharing ๐Ÿฅฐ

  • Charlotte Flores12 months ago

    Great poem dear Donna :) Lovely chives! Well Done ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  • Donna Renee12 months ago

    Ok, Iโ€™m drooling haha! Baked potatoes with tons of chives and butter (and cheese and sour cream) are my absolute favorite food!! Yummm. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ This was so good!!

  • This was great. What a poem! Definitely engaged all the senses and I love chives!

  • ThatWriterWoman12 months ago

    Okay so HOW did you make me salivate over chives? I don't even like chives! You're one hell of a writer! <3

  • Caroline Craven12 months ago

    Great writing! This made me feel hungry!

  • Novel Allen12 months ago

    Ah! the joy of seeing the first sprouts of planted goodness. I too see new sprouts and celebrate the gift of new life of plants, seeds and flowers. Good luck with them chives, I hope you enjoy them to the fullest.

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