January 12, 2011

Spumoni Snowstorm

Prompt from Big Tent Poetry: use alliteration to spark your muse

 Swirls of soft pink
     stripes of red above the trees
 Spirals of sugary white
     swishing across the horizon
 Stripes of sweet green
     softly swaddling the ground
 Shovelfuls of spumoni
     scintillating with icy sprinkles

13 comments:

  1. Shovelfuls of spumoni - I like it! ☼

    ReplyDelete
  2. A wonderful susurration of 's'-recurring! Just right.

    ReplyDelete
  3. For once, I have enjoyed a sybillant poem. I see spumoni as a delicious seafood pasta dish, but I bet there's a better meaning.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks all for the kind comments!
    Viv, the "spumoni" I know of is a tri-flavored Italian ice cream - strawberry, vanilla, and pistachio (I think?). I'm not familiar with the pasta dish. What is that like?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Elizabeth, a delicious poem. Spumoni is very popular where I come from in NY.
    This poem made me hungry.
    Pamela

    ReplyDelete
  6. Tasty vivid imagery makes this a delightful read!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh! I like this! Some happy days feel like this!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Loved the images—especially the shovelfuls of spumoni. A tasty treat for the ears.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow. Vivid images and love the sounds of this.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I like how the pattern repeats throughout this. What a pleasure to read, especially that last line, which, well... scintillates.

    ReplyDelete