Weekly Photo Challenge and Fine Dining




This dinner table’s set midday,
And not at eventide;
We do our Christmases that way –

To wait we can’t abide!

So if you suffer from a hunch
From childhood you’ve been taught,
That midday meals just must be lunch
To’ve been, you didn’t ought!

The first course was consommé, cold,
Then came some prawns to follow,
Then stuffed roast turkey out we rolled,
And any spaces hollow …

… were then filled in with pudding, plum,
And brandy sauce galore;
Champagne, with all, let good times come –
And few came back for more!

© April 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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10 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge and Fine Dining

  1. Tom Merriman says:

    Oooh…. more food, Col. I’ve just seen Sylvia’s plates and now I’ve seen this!
    I like this line: To’ve been, you didn’t ought!… very toey and froey!


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  3. Die tafel lyk deftig en terselfdertyd gesellig, dit maak mens sommer lus om aan te sit!


  4. Where was this? I couldn’t eat so much in a Southern hemisphere summer! Christmas dinner was always about 3pm in my young days – any earlier and the mammoth turkey would be underdone!


  5. macmsue says:

    I had a little chuckle at your poem. When I was a child we had breakfast, dinner and tea, only the posh had dinner at night!


  6. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    …and SUCH a pretty table! Feast for the eyes AND the tummy!


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