Friday, January 23, 2015


Haiku Friday: Seafood!

When I read this fascinating article about Lolo's Seafood Shack in Harlem, I knew what this week's topic should be: seafood.  

At least once a week, I try to eat something good from the sea (or maybe a lake or river).  I love grilling fish-- though not this time of year-- and I'm a fan of shrimp, scallops, and... well, lots of stuff.  So haiku about what you love or hate, just do it!

Here is mine:

 Thick slab of salmon
Brushed with wine and butter,
Get in my belly!

Now it is your turn... just make it 5 syllables/7 syllables/5 syllables, and have some fun!

Long John Silver's, ho!
Where everything is fried
Even Diet Pepsi.
"Shrimp on Sunday!" That
was Daddy's demand. Divorce
was in '70.
Shrimp Shack, paradise
You sit at a picnic table
In Hawaiian breeze...
Try blackened salmon
I have the recipe, Mark
A guaranteed like
Shrimp in lemon butter!
Great sauce, but do not add any
Walnuts. Makes gray paste!
I kinda like gray paste. That's what got me through elementary school...
Fresh oysters paired with
Hell or High Watermelon.
Thanks, Rappahannock!
"Do you like seafood?"
Asked the kid at summer camp
When I told him yes

He opened his mouth
To show me his oatmeal-yuck!
"See? Food!" he garbled.
On Inisheer the white
Horse-drawn redwagon, driven
In soft Gaelic tongue

Took us to a pub
Where the chowder: scallops, mussels,
Cod sang from its bowl.
Months ending in 'r'
Oysters on the half shell - yum
dash of horseradish
O Lox,Lox,Lox,to
You I offer this paean
On a cream cheese pillow

I will fan you with
Fronds of delicate dill,then
Eat you,Bagel'd Dream!
Oysters fried in suits
Of crumblegood golden gems
Seashore pearljuice yum.
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