Zumwalt Poems Online

The Sassoon Collection

iv. Butter and eggs

Robust diners, deftly forking in the fat.
O no longer living triglycerides against the heedless tongue
Of buffet and banquet days, what sends them gliding through
This set of dancing teeth?

Theirs are the hungry cadences between
The enraptured chewing of hefty humans that make
Heaven in the booth while second helpings simmer;
And theirs the faintest whispers that hush the desire.

And they are as a released soul that wings its way
Out of the starlit dimness above the moon
And they are the largest beings — born
To know but this, the phantom glare of fullness.

— Zumwalt (2011)

Copyright © 2011


Comments on: "The Sassoon Collection: iv. Butter and Eggs" (22)

  1. Very relevant for today’s health concious minions ! great poetry.


  2. I can definitely visualilze this poem. Buffets are fun, but soooooo filling and unhealthy.


  3. Well expressed, love the last stanza 🙂


  4. Pretty good, said laughing.


  5. nice…the hungry cadence between raptured chewing…ah i can hear that…deftly penned…i like….what an appetite we have eh? as big as our bellies…


  6. I have nominated you for the award please have a look as given below; http://justsimplyinlove.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/the-liebster-blog-award/
    Thank you


  7. smiles..again..a serious topic approached with a twinkling eye.. also like bri like the hungry cadence between raptured chewing…


  8. Hello and happy weekend. I have nominated you for the Liebster blog award. You are one of the most talented poets on this blog. Instructions are on my page. willow xxx


  9. awesome!!! best poem I’ve read for a long while!


  10. willowdot21, Mary, Poetry & Icecream, Thomas Davis, brian,

    Thanks so much for the comments! Appreciated!


  11. ♡ The Tale Of My Heart ♡ ,

    Thanks for nomination! Very nice honor!


  12. claudia,

    Thanks! Appreciate the comments!


  13. I like those hungry cadences and glare of the fullness.

    Great images here ~


  14. Heaven,

    Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting!


  15. Great post thanks. I really enjoyed it very much.

    Love writing? We would love for you to join us!

    – Writers Wanted –


  16. Jennifer Hay said:

    Love this poem!! Thanks for posting!


  17. a great piece! I nominated you for an award. Please see my post about it: http://writersfield.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/versatile-award/


  18. Wonderful. I saw that this was a “featured post” under the poetry tag! I love this poem. I think I’m going to go eat some vegetables now.


  19. Jennifer and Jared,

    Thanks for the comments.

    Very nice to be featured! It’s helped bring some extra traffic here, so quite nice!


  20. Glad they featured this one, as somehow I missed it before. Super-Excellent!!!


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