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Yummy Triolet
Cynthia Bernard


Chocolate ice cream melts in my mouth,
sweeter for being forbidden.                   
Never keep such treats in the house.
Chocolate ice cream, it melts—my mouth!
My diet plans have just gone south;
this digression must be hidden.
Chocolate… Ice cream melts in my mouth,
sweeter for being forbidden

This poem first appeared in Medusa's Kitchen.
Used here with permission.


Cynthia Bernard is astonished to report that she has just entered her seventies. A long-time classroom teacher and spiritual mentor, she says she is finding her voice as a poet after many years of silence. Cynthia lives and writes on a hill overlooking the Pacific ocean, just south of San Francisco, California.


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Thank you all! I've just returned from a camping trip to find your lovely comments. Come on over for dessert!
Posted 04/12/2024 10:15 AM
So true, such a delicious description, with many worthwhile calories! I can relate. Loved your Triolet, it was short and sweet!
Posted 04/10/2024 11:34 AM
Sharon Waller Knutson:
Delicious well-crafted poem. I can taste the chocolate ice cream, my favorite desert.
Posted 04/09/2024 09:31 PM
How sweet it is!
Posted 04/09/2024 02:48 PM
michael escoubas:
I'll be right over!
Posted 04/09/2024 01:53 PM
Lori Levy:
I can feel the temptation!
Posted 04/09/2024 12:42 PM
Fun, for sure. Chocolate ice cream was a super-favorite of my father's and also mine. A unique abaaabab rhyme scheme.
Posted 04/09/2024 10:41 AM
Wilda Morris:
A great subject for a triolet! Well-written. It makes me want to head to the freezer, ice cream scoop in hand!
Posted 04/09/2024 10:09 AM
This poem helps me understand longing and desire in all its forms. ;)
Posted 04/09/2024 09:12 AM
Love it and the ice cream!
Posted 04/09/2024 09:09 AM
A truly delicious poem :)
Posted 04/09/2024 08:23 AM

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