OctPoWriMo Day 1 and dVerse — Devil’s Food

Devil's food cake recipeimage link

Devil’s Food

Shriveled kernel
planted deep
virgin soul
watered with
milk of
human cruelty
warmed under
a dark sun
born
rabid appetites
borne
goats laugh
bones crack
interdimensional
black hole
sucking vortex
never sated

 

Morgan hosts OctPoWriMo and I am hosting dVerse today.

Morgan says:
Free write about your, “Dark Night of the Soul” either an experience or what it means to you. Word Prompts:
Pitch Black
Soul fire 
Chaos
Awakening

dVerse prompt:
Dverse poets, the prompt for the day is food.  You don’t have to use the actual word food, but please write on the topic of food in one (or more) of its many aspects.

Exploring poetry in all its forms.

52 Comments Add yours

  1. kanzensakura says:

    Ha! This reads like one of Alton Brown’s episodes, Art of Darkness about dark chocolate! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 What is that, Toni, Art of Darkness?

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  2. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    A very deep metaphor here; I get a slavery vibe here, on top of temptation and the emotional sin of giving in. A second reading settled me down some. I float between the New Crusades, and Trump’s Aryans.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn, it means a lot to have you try to understand my poems. Slavery is probably close. I think it would fit for your final conclusion also. I float between shame and guilt.

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  3. memadtwo says:

    The choppy rhythm is just right for both prompts. Never sated–that about sums up the dark. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, thank you. Yes.

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  4. iScriblr says:

    Wow, brilliant!❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Richa!

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  5. I especially like the photograph. Almost too pretty for the words.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Andrea, thank you. I thought about putting a dark graphic with it but wanted a little light to balance the dark.

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  6. Beverly Crawford says:

    The dark of this fairly takes my breath away. Evocative.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Beverly I’m glad it resonated for you. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice lines: “watered with
    milk of
    human cruelty” That must be tasty.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Frank. Tough love, I guess…

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  8. That would make a nice cake for a Halloween party.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It does look yummy doesn’t it.

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  9. Grace says:

    Darkness all around, sucking vortex and never sated. This is in dark contrast to the actual food itself as it can be sinfully yummy.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Grace, I’m glad you see the contrast between them.

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  10. Rising Star says:

    Excellent post msjadeli

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      1. Rising Star says:

        You are always warmly welcome msjadeli

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  11. msjadeli says:

    Thank you, glad you enjoyed it.

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  12. Deeply dark, stirring mixed feelings!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Punam. Food is my Achilles heel, or should that be Achilles hell?

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      1. Lol either way it is a pleasurable pain! You are welcome!

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  13. Great metaphors to dig down deep into the devil’s food!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Astrid.

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  14. rothpoetry says:

    interdimensional
    black hole
    sucking vortex
    never sated

    Sounds like my appetite! Great post!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight, thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.

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  15. Sadje says:

    Very intense. Great poetry.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sadje!

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li.

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  16. Reena Saxena says:

    interdimensional
    black hole
    sucking vortex
    never sated

    This is beautifully stated. Food has emotional, cultural, social and religious connects other than physical. Bodies reach when the mind does not accept certain things.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Reena articulate and wise what you say. I’ll have to give “the reach” some thought.

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      1. Reena Saxena says:

        Sorry for the typo. I meant ‘react’.

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  17. kim881 says:

    So dark is your rich chocolate devil’s cake, Jade, and tasting bitter with the ‘milk of human cruelty’. This is so quirky and out of step, it’s wonderful, especially ‘goats laugh / bones crack’, which sounds like voodoo.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kim thank you. It could be! It certainly feels like a powerlessness.

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  18. S. M. Saves says:

    Based on the illustration, I was expecting cake. And maybe, deep down, it is. The mental impact of bullying or trauma (the shriveled kernel); the comfort of food or need for attention or something else.

    “interdimensional / black hole / sucking vortex / never sated” — very deep.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      S.M. I very much appreciate your feedback on the poem. It’s helpful.

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  19. This is seems a lot like one of the seven deadly sins… Gluttony? ,,, the tempting deliciousness hurting us.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes. Exactly. And what creates that black hole of appetite….

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  20. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Cleverly done. A calorie free word cake of divine deliciousness. Thank you.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ali, glad you enjoyed it and you are welcome 🙂

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  21. Tim Philippart says:

    Devil indeed.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Tim.

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  22. calmkate says:

    ouch makes me grateful I don’t know this problem .. food is merely fuel for me!
    This is dark and intense, good write as you elicit feelings well

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much for your comments, Kate. It’s a tough one.

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      1. calmkate says:

        for sure, I can’t imagine how tough …

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  23. Sabio Lantz says:

    Oh how the hurting mind runs to food — but at least there is some comfort.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sabio, yes, for that bit of time. Thank you.

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