close your eyes, imagine



Orange fruit
beside white blossoms
contrast in perspectives

last night we went tasting
cheese,from whole milk and raw,
natural and washed-rind,
infants and aged, hard and cuddly
triangles, cubes, cylinders
on a plate rimmed with nuts,
fruits and crusty bread,
a cubism of taste.

I imagined goats, sheep, cows grazing
in green mountains, fresh landscapes
in Sardinia, La Mancha, Belloc,
and local nearby communities.

We were asked to complete the canvas
paint them with wine, she said
create new symbiosis, to enhance
richness, heighten simplicity,
conflicting pair or a sweet surprise.

Would match-making
of two hearts for marriage
more difficult?