Toward a book project, “letter-poems to the beloved” – Week Two

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after

 

have you ever eaten *helva, my love

to the sizzle of the slowly melting butter

anxious in its wait to savor each flake of sugar

the scent of the browning flour in your breath

milk drops rapt in a dance of the delicate blend

yearning for the ultimate sweet feast?

 

have you ever eaten helva, my love

when sugar though was no longer to be found?

 

© hülya n yılmaz – March 26, 2014

From the “letter-poems to the beloved” collection

 [*With “helva,” I refer here to the Turkish dessert, “un helvası” (flour halwa).]

 

 

 

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4 responses to “Toward a book project, “letter-poems to the beloved” – Week Two

  1. The taste is in the mouth of the beholder… Excuse me while I enjoy a second helping !

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