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Pepper

after the Sephardic Ballad Morenica sos

Haworth Hodgkinson

 

How I ache for the taste of pepper
Freshly crushed against lips and tongue,
Such intense fire devouring in a moment of bliss
The body and soul of pain.

When I hear your voice singing from afar
I imagine the pepper that courses through your blood,
Every inch of your pepper skin
Aflame with the heat inside.

How I ache for the taste of pepper....

 


Written 1999

Published in Pushing Out the Boat Issue 2, 2002
(Aberdeenshire Council)

Pushing Out the Boat 2


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