The Novelinee is new to me

My first plum shrub cocktail photograph by Maria L. Berg 2021

Today’s prompt from Laura at Dverse Poets Pub is to write a Novelinee, a nine line stanza with a rhyme scheme in iambic pentameter. Let’s see what I can come up with.

In novelty

a sudden interest overpowers calm
and everywhere I look a present falls
like plums too high to pluck now in my palm
enthralling rubber skin to sweetness calls
excite my senses newness all around
abundance fills my morning breakfast air
the plop of ready fruit, adventure’s sound
what foreign taste awaits for me to dare
once hidden, now the joy in looking found

I finished this poem right on time to go combine my shrubs. I made:

  1. plum & honey + apple cider vinegar with basil
  2. plum & agave + balsamic vinegar with sage

For my cocktail I used equal parts rum, the balsamic shrub and tonic water. Sounds weird, but it’s tasty and has a nice bite. Here’s to trying new things! Make your way to the bar and request a sample. 🙂

21 thoughts on “The Novelinee is new to me

    • You are welcome to some. I have so many. I’ve lived here fifteen years and this is the first year this tree has offered up more than a few small plums. I just put a bunch in the dehydrator.

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  1. a gorgeous juicy fruity novelinee – some lovely lines especially
    “like plums too high to pluck now in my palm
    enthralling rubber skin to sweetness calls”

    p.s. a poetic cocktail too – I love plums and rum and especially so since they rhyme

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