Sunday, 28 July 2013


it was a sky blue 
gainfully spent 
marketing … and 
yet, blissfully, 
frittered away

drifting on aromas 
and wafts of sweet bouquets 
and seas of market flowers 
and trays and trays

of bars and cakes 
and fresh baked 
buns and breads – 
crocks and bins of antipasta 
olives, oils, and herbed spreads

we purchased 
capellina and parmigiano 
we would toss 
with molto grande meatballs, 
in fresh tomato homemade sauce –
and a bottle of Chianti 
and spumoni ice cream cones
and a dozen bright white dahlias 
to light our way back home

photos:  Flower Stand and Italian Tonight – W. Bourke 

© 2013 Wendy Bourke


  1. Thanks for the wonderful Saturday journey ... And now I'm hungry!

  2. I am very fortunate to live in a city with great markets and spending Saturdays perusing them for lovely ingredients for a leisurely Saturday Night Supper is simply - a joy. Thanks for commenting, Janet.

  3. This sounds like a perfect day! Wonderfully told!

  4. It was - and thanks again, Jennifer.