Day 6 NaPoWriMo 2021


It’s Just a Matter of Taste

Wine, its taste is not
particularly kind.
Its nose I cannot fathom.
Why someone would
wish to sip
a liquid that tastes
of pennies or
shades of chamois cloth
or remind one’s nose
of a well-worn saddle.
Well, wine, it’s just not for me.

Twiglet 221


It’s Not You

So toast me,
Roast me
with your wine.
Cheer me,
Oh, deary me,
hear her
liver whine.

Choice is a Messenger

Some mornings you
wake a changed person.

Might be
a flash of
morning light

a mild
morning in

shoots in a

and you think,
Aren’t you the lucky one

as if life is
a lucky draw,

instead of snatched.


First stanza is from Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris Copyright 1989 Yazoo Digital, Arrow; 1st edition (7 May 2009). (I.) Day 6: AprilPAD “Change/Don’t Change” and NaPoWriMo “inspired by a line in a book”. (II.) dVerse Poets Quadrille 125 “wine” (IIb.) Twiglet “It’s Not You“. (III.) The Poeming, Found & Remixed text in Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, Copyright 1989 Yazoo Digital, Arrow; 1st edition (7 May 2009) iBooks, pages 7, 60, 61, 66, 77, 45, 123, 332, 353, 406. Image Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights cc:00. Shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   © Misky 2021

10 responses to “Day 6 NaPoWriMo 2021”

  1. “pennies…chamois…well-worn saddle”, these made me laugh. My wife always asks, “if it tastes earthy with hints of chalk, then why would anyone want to drink that dirt?”

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    1. She’s right, of course.

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  2. Well I thought wine was for me but turned out it wasn’t! It must be easier not to like it in the first place…

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  3. That is some seriously rough plonk you’ve been knocking back!


  4. Here’s to the NOT-wine, here’s to you Misky!


  5. What a fun mix, Misky! You’re a busy poet! So good, as always.


  6. What a wonderful mix- LOVE!


  7. Love this mix you’ve provided us! And you had me wrinkling my nose at your description of wine….and I like wine! The phrase you used made me chuckle as well as wrinkle my nose! 🙂


  8. Your poem induced a huge grin on my face … I do enjoy wine, your descriptive words gave me a bit of ‘pause.’ But I shan’t abandon wine.

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    1. LOL! Enjoy your wine.


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