The World at My Table.

I went travelling last night.

Cooked a curry,

Where I was in India.

Made some ciabatta

To wipe the plate,

So I was in Italy.

And all washed down

With a beautiful Rioja,

Which took me to Spain.

Brad Mehldau’s music

Took me to America.

For what more could I ask?

Good food,

Superb wine,

Great music,

And travelling the world.

With me just sitting

Sitting at the table.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 2nd, 2020 01:14
  • Comment from author about the poem: Just dinner.
  • Category: Reflection
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  • User favorite of this poem: MendedFences27.


  • orchidee

    Good write Gold.
    Was you at my house in England, when I got the water out, to.... you know?!

    • Goldfinch60

      Thanks Orchi.

      No I missed that occasion.


    • L. B. Mek

      one way to 'bring the world to you', like the mindset, imagination becoming an essential skill, in these Covid months of restricted travel

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you LB, so very true, my world is so vast.


      • Lorna

        Andy - It sounds better than the real thing and certainly easier to accomplish these days! Wish we were there! Peaceful Beatles too.......

        • Goldfinch60

          It surely is Lorna, I often got around the world in my eating, I have thoughts of going to Arabia tonight with a chicken tagine.


        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Good Friday Uncle Andy - Angela here - NO CLINIC this morning ! We love all the Styles of JAZZ you serve up for us and will play BMT again during our Dinner. Ironically we have ordered LAMB BHUNAH & coconut rice & nans fror the Indian & of course we have Una Botella de Rioja Tinta from PAPA. RIOJA TINTA & COOL JAZZ calms my nerves. Being a Physio is quite stressful especially when dealing with Young Men - and some Young Ladies - after Motor Cycle accidents ! Loved the Poem and B & I are both Foodies ! Exotic Food does takes one *Round the World in 80 Minutes*. The Training Restaurant in Brians College is Opening again and with a Series of ETHNIC EVENINGS different Menu each WEEK ! B & I have booked each Wednesday ! PAPA & MAMA are come to the Wednesday Spanish Evening & He is giving a Talk & Tasting on Rioja ~ AMEN

          Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
          Love Angela - Brian - Smokey 💛💛💛

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Angela, tonight I am off to the middle east with a chicken tagine washed down with a white Rioja. I haven't chosen the music yet but that will come.


          • Fay Slimm.

            Inviting the world to join you at table sounds better than waiting in line for an airplane -- great read today Andy and hope that feast was a sign of more international meals to come - love that Beatles number too

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Fay. I always go around the world in my cooking during the week, tonight I am off to the middle east with a chicken tagine.


            • Michael Edwards

              A feast for a king - sounds just great.

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Michael, it was.


              • MendedFences27

                I love this one Andy. I think I shall save it. I find great truth in your notion of travel from home. Especially relevant under todays conditions. - Phil A.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Phil, I am most honoured that you have saved it, thank you.


                • Trenz Pruca

                  A very enjoyable meal for sure.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Trenz, it surely was enjoyable.


                  • Neville

                    Not only have you made me hungry .. just in time for my breakfast ...

                    You also took me on an exhilarating intercontinental road trip and darn near tickled all me senses in just eighteen lines ..

                    Now that's the way to kick off a weekend ... Cheers sir ...


                    • Goldfinch60

                      My absolute pleasure Neville, thank you.


                    • spilleronsheet

                      In times of a hardly opened world
                      Your poetry takes me on tour
                      The beautiful world with its mouth watering dishes
                      Good one dear Andy

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you spilleronsheet, most kind.


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