ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
This poem came out of the December 5, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] alexseanchai and [personal profile] janetmiles.  It has been sponsored by [personal profile] alexseanchai.


"HESTIA"
-- an acrostic


Hestia keeps the hearth as Her altar;
Even Her servants, the lares and penates,
Step softly around Her, guarding family and pantry.
Till the land and fish the sea, but in the end,
It all comes here to be cooked and eaten,
A feast for the glory of the Hearth Goddess.

* * *

Notes:

Acrostic poetry spells something down the lefthand margin with the first letter of each line.  It is easy to write.

Hestia or Vesta is a goddess of hearth and home.

Lares and penates are guardian spirits.  Lares watch over a family.  Penates originally minded the pantry but later expanded to the whole household.

(no subject)

Date: 2017-12-08 08:53 pm (UTC)
batdina: (books cats)
From: [personal profile] batdina
<3

(no subject)

Date: 2017-12-08 09:04 pm (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
The best (part of the) party is *always* in the Kitchen.

(no subject)

Date: 2017-12-08 09:20 pm (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
In Atlantic Canada (Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, PEI) in the winter, the nights are cold and the wood (or coal) stove is always in the kitchen.... that being the warmest part of the house, that's where everyone gathered to sing, drink, swap stories, and of course eat... now-defunct NL band Great Big Sea brought the term "Kitchen Party" to the rest of North America.... who responded by forming the OKP, the Online Kitchen Party... a sommat rowdier, band-focussed variant of the ever-shapeshifting Callahan's Bar. (After the band folded, the denizens picked up and moved to Facebook, where they follow the explots of Doyle, Hallet, et al... )

*sigh* I miss the B'ys. I understand why Séan had to step away, for his own good...

Eh bien. Les Québécois ont leur propre version d'une fête de cuisine, ce qui est en soi très amusant. :D (I actually *got to go* to a couple of these... potluck between sets! Yum! 'sfunny, Mme. Demers' kitchen was too tiny for a proper table; the table was out in the back end of the parlor (old Craftsman, still had one!) with the concert set up in the front... and we *still* ended up in the kitchen b/c that's where all the *good* drinkables were! :D )

(no subject)

Date: 2017-12-08 09:22 pm (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
*snicker* I'm reading this back to myself, and the French voice in my head is not my own, but that of André Brunet, our musical guest for one of those shows... *smh* [personal profile] annathepiper, this is YOUR FAULT... :)

Re: Thoughts

Date: 2017-12-09 12:15 am (UTC)
technoshaman: (schroeder)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
It was. As the Irish would say, "The craic was grand." Despite only getting about half the words... one doesn't need'em to appreciate the music. :)

(no subject)

Date: 2017-12-09 07:17 am (UTC)
acelightning: dramatically lit place setting awaiting serving of fancy food (eats01)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
And all the "Kitchen Heroes" in Talis' song are, whether they know it or not, whether they acknowledge it or not, Priests and Priestesses of Hestia, nourishing people's souls while nourishing their bodies.

My grown son has a big dinner party every year on the Winter Solstice - a Yule Feast that also includes Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and secular celebrations. He's a very good cook, so this is his gift to all of his friends (including his parents); he makes the most inclusive, most creative, most delicious meal he can, for the enjoyment of all feasters. And I'm going to point out to him this coming Solstice that he's also performing a ritual for Hestia :-)

Re: Yes ...

Date: 2017-12-09 07:39 am (UTC)
acelightning: dramatically lit place setting awaiting serving of fancy food (eats01)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
I may format it and print it out in a decorative font, so he can put it up in his kitchen :-)

Thanks!

Profile

ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
ysabetwordsmith

February 2019

S M T W T F S
      1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 1516
17181920212223
2425262728  

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags