Day Ten: Elaborate Tastes

This is the second Sunday of the of the month, and there is no A to Z on Sundays, so today’s photo-challenge is a little different. I’ll be using the photos I took this week to create visual poems guided by a homograph.

An Elaborate Expression by Maria L. Berg 2022


Elaborate is a homograph with two pronunciations and meanings:

adjective (ih-lab-er-it) worked out with great care and detail; marked by intricate and often excessive detail.

verb (ih-lab-uh-reyt) to add details in writing, speaking, etc.; give additional or fuller treatment

This will give me a chance to elaborate on my new thoughts on comfort, and the connections between goals and failures, hope and destiny. I included my magnetic poetry kits to create more elaborate expressions of the week’s abstractions.

Elaborate Destinies by Maria L. Berg 2022

The Prompts


Today’s prompt is to write a love poem.

Poem A Day

Today’s prompt is to write a taste poem.

Elaboration of Comfort by Maria L. Berg 2022

The Poem

Love’s Many Flavors

Like thoughtful morning
sweet celebratory strawberry
preserves delineating layers
of comforting cream
with the patience of
delicate shortcake

Like rich euphoric
European milk chocolate
brought back in baggage
rewarding worry and wishes
while each melting square
mends the forgiving mouth

Like fresh fervent
new garden kale
crisp, crunchy leaves
that survived harsh winter
forgotten and left for dead
offering vitality freely

3 thoughts on “Day Ten: Elaborate Tastes

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