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Dada Poem ♦ Ten of Diamonds ♦
by Patricia Gomes

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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
This is slyly humorous. Since I spend lots of time at Chinese restaurants, it does evoke a lot of things.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Your are so creative and so darn gooooood!
Reviewed by richard poor
very good!!
Reviewed by Adam Walsvik (Reader)
trelinandi flelindiliun yomyo!

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

Reindeer
Reviewed by Mike Ill (Reader)
"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
Ok..... P you making me hungry
Kool write
I loved it

William
Reviewed by E T Waldron
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)
The thinner the silver or gold chopsticks the higher status one has achieved.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
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
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
You my dear are enchanting
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Pat, your one heluva cook. You really made me hungry. Love the structure of this.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Love it. Noodled right along, it did.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
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
Rockin'!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
~P,
Lo mien my favorite too, I loved the sounds and the imagery you created a masterful piece Pat!!!
Peggy
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