poet Elena Sandu

Elena Sandu

A Loving Dinner

Story: One evening, they came home late
Mom, cooking dinner in a speedy craze
Asked: Help me to set the table, please?
There comes her sweetheart:
Zdring! ! Zdrang! ! Zdrong!
Shaking the sfrrr
sfrrr frying pan,
Mom cries out:
'LOVE! '
The daughter,
with the plates
in her hand, freeze
Dad's nose came out
from the newspaper wondering
Smiling, mom said: ~With love, my dears:
'All things that on our table come,
With love and kindness handled are.'

That evening? Oh, yes indeed,
they had one of the most beautiful
ever meals.

Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 25, 2011
Poem Edited: Monday, September 26, 2011

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  • Terry CraddockTerry Craddock (2/25/2016 4:02:00 PM)

    Blessings Upon A Family Meal

    we should gather together with love
    we should gather with appreciation
    we should gather with thanksgiving
    when we sit down to enjoy a family meal
    when we break bread enjoy a family meal
    when we enjoy the fruits of gathered harvest
    when we receive the bounty laid upon our table
    when we receive food prepared with love kindness

    blessings upon the food upon the table
    blessings upon family gathered for the meal
    blessings upon friends gathered for the meal
    blessings upon the cook health to your hands
    blessings upon the air earth water light allowing life
    blessings upon the light which lights our day our way


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'A Loving Dinner' by the poet Elena Sandu.
    Dedicated to the poet Elena Sandu.

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  • Terry CraddockTerry Craddock (2/25/2016 5:07:00 AM)

    'All things that on our table come,
    With love and kindness handled are.'

    blessings upon the food upon the table and the blessing upon the cook with 'health to your hands' :)

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  • Simone Inez HarrimanSimone Inez Harriman (4/23/2015 4:53:00 PM)

    They are the best meals, the ones that are served with love Elena. Thank you very much enjoyed :)

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  • To Windward (10/9/2011 8:29:00 AM)

    Dinner time is such a highlight and you capture the moment well. Thank you

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  • Rekha Mandagere (10/7/2011 4:21:00 AM)

    A picture of a nice, happy, and valuable sharing moments of a happy family is smiling in the heart of the readers. Great effort to bring normalcy in life. Nice work.

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  • Stefanie Fontker (9/25/2011 8:23:00 PM)

    We all have lovely family moments like this, no matter how small or large a family is, there is love like this. Beautiful writing, my friend.

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  • Uche Chidozie (9/25/2011 5:31:00 PM)

    i will like to taste the meal too, a meal so delicious that let Dad's nose out of his newspaper, it must be a loving meal, nice work! ! !

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