Saturday, November 21, 2015

Mu Shu Duck

Mandarin Ducks
by Margaret Bedford

The cherry blossoms have long since fallen and faded,
as have I,
yet still I remember a meal of
Mandarin Mu Shu Duck
with the young Canadian soldier,
who made me blush with his every glance.

He makes me blush, still,
each time I eat Mu Shu,
remembering those moon-drenched evenings
under the pink blossoms,
their fragrance, so perfect, so fleeting,
as short as a duck's life
in a land of hungry people.

for Margaret's prompt at Real Toads : I took my inspiration from her wonderful photo of the Mandarin Ducks , photographed at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn. The story, needless to say, is fictional. Don't I wish it weren't, LOL.

18 comments:

  1. Oh, come on, Sherry, admit it's true. Aduck's life is quite short in the land of the hungry. Brilliant imagination if not true. Fantastic poem either way!

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  2. I have to admit I love duck, yet when I see their grace it seems hard to eat such creatures.

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  3. Terrific poem, yet in one way I'm glad it was fictional. Don't like to think of these beautiful creatures as food.

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  4. I just found out last night that ducks are among the 3% of birds that have penises. Well fuck a duck, I didn't know that.

    I loved your description of your soldier, imaginary or not.

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  5. Fictional or otherwise it certainly is one nice to have happened. Love this kind of stories Sherry!

    Hank

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  6. Oh I couldnt eat one either. It's just a story.

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  7. Gosh, this is perfect, start to finish. I loved it!

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  8. How romantic. I really enjoyed this.

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  9. I loved it, real or not....it seemed real to me, in my imagination! Beautifuly done!

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  10. Nice, keep on blushing, keep good memories alive, i also choose the Time Travel prompt

    much love...

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  11. Love ducks! Not so much eating them! :) Great poem!

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  12. oh i hoped that it was not fictional - wonderfully romantic - and hey - who knows...
    smiles

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  13. Beautiful scene - I love the way the emotion lingers. :)

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  14. if that's fiction you have a future writing steamy novels, Sherry ~

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