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Dada Poem ♦ Ten of Diamonds ♦
by Patricia Gomes
Tuesday, May 20, 2003

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Dada Poem  ♦ Ten of Diamonds ♦


 


 What better place to craft Dada


than a Chinese restaurant!


A little one


with an open kitchen


and a red Formica-covered counter.


4 tables


&


16 chairs.


Placemats that declare


you


a


monkey,


a dog,


a snake


according to the Chinese calendar


&


the year of your birth.


My senses are filled,


my plate runneth over!


The smells,


the sights,


the sounds:


CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP,


TING TING TING TING TING TING


SSSSSIZZLE  SSSSSIZZLE  SSSSSSSS


IZZLE!  GLORIOUS,


glorious echoes


make a Joyful Noise!


Clipped syllables permeate the air


with Ng.


Gratingly beautiful


like rusty windchimes


and I can't help but see the windchimes


in my Lo Mien:


 


n  


o     c


o     a    c


d     r     a    o


l      r     b    n    s


e     o    b    i     p


s     t     a    o    r


      s     g    n    o


             e    s    u


                         t


                         s


 


 


all stick-skinny.  CHOP CHOP.


 


Mama Waitress,


with happy-wrinkle smiles


will always have pink


plastic barrettes in her iron locks.


I depend on her to look like this.


 


Papa Cook will flash fry


my chicken wings:


WOOOOOSSSSSH!


with one eye forced closed by the smoke


from the cigarette


perpetually clenched between his teeth.


And I depend on him


to continue doing so.


O this practice of his violates a law,


a State Law,


as surely as Dada violates poetry.


Long life Papa; long life Dada.


I'm enchanted,


they are enchanting,


and my dinner


is delicious.


 


 


P. Gomes 2003  - from The Dada Deck of Poems


 


 


 

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Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 2/1/2004
This is slyly humorous. Since I spend lots of time at Chinese restaurants, it does evoke a lot of things.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 9/5/2003
Your are so creative and so darn gooooood!
Reviewed by richard poor 6/4/2003
very good!!
Reviewed by Adam Walsvik (Reader) 5/23/2003
trelinandi flelindiliun yomyo!

Adam
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 5/23/2003
You always write the most clever and unusual things!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/21/2003
This was excellent, I am hungry now! Love the form here!

Reindeer
Reviewed by Mike Ill (Reader) 5/21/2003
"And I depend on him
to continue doing so" great line in a great poem! Wasn't Dada and art movement in the early 1900's? I think i'm going to go get me some flash fried chicken wings.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 5/21/2003
Ok..... P you making me hungry
Kool write
I loved it

William
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/20/2003
P. reading you is like being in the best box at an opera, or similar equivalent...you are just so good!
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 5/20/2003
The thinner the silver or gold chopsticks the higher status one has achieved.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/20/2003
YUM i love chinese

and how i loved this delicious poem! well cooked--i meant, well done *now you've gone and made me hungry LOL*

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla.

the format is outstanding!
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 5/20/2003
A true expression of a clean heart that bears - Art, Beauty, Knowledge and Class - to enchant the pages of Literature, and to etch on a heart shaped diamond a name to be praised.

I Salute the Author of "Dada Poem * Ten of Diamonds *".

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Josephine Bohen 5/20/2003
You my dear are enchanting
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/20/2003
Pat, your one heluva cook. You really made me hungry. Love the structure of this.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/20/2003
Love it. Noodled right along, it did.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/20/2003
dang...all of a sudden, i have the strangest hankerin' for chinese food! you've made me hungry with this write; my stomach is talkin' to me! HA! good write! (((HUGS))) and love, your (hungry) friend in texas, karen lynn. :) (((YUMMO!!)))
Reviewed by Jeff Alu 5/20/2003
Rockin'!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 5/20/2003
~P,
Lo mien my favorite too, I loved the sounds and the imagery you created a masterful piece Pat!!!
Peggy
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