Perhaps you’ve noticed that some of my blog posts contain poems written by Iris Zuares.
Wondering who is Iris?
Iris and I met on Flickr, actually it was Iris’s initiative as she wrote a poem about my cookie “Carousel”, and many more poems followed after that.I’m trying to put them all together. In time Iris’s poems became her signature response on Flickr, she wrote hundreds of poems, though she doesn’t keep the count.
I’m envisioning these to be put into a small book someday.
Food and Poems.
What a perfect marriage!
Perhaps you were touched by Iris’s limerick too?!
Feel free to let us know about it.
Here is the very first limerick Iris wrote for me.
I would go for a ride with you
on carousel horses painted blue
the details are great
I hope it’s not late
to be able to eat one too
Today I’d like you to meet a woman, wife, devoted mother of 3, artist and a friend.
Iris is full of surprises, witty words, bold statements,
making her artistic visionary through poems, drawing, vivid paintings, stories, beaded pillows, artwork.
Iris is simply wonderful!
Iris and I share passion for food.
You may not believe it, but love and food have a lot in common.
I’m sure you’ve heard it before:
“Love Goes Through Stomach”
Well, whoever invented that saying , seems, must have been right.
Although I like to dine in a nice restaurant, there is something about creating food myself, something about a smile on my man’s face when he’s eating dinner I made for him.
The Modern Day Edesia by Iris Zuares
( EDESIA– Edesia is the Roman Goddess of Food Who presides over banquets.)
Corn Beef Sandwich
Chocolate Cinnamon Babka
German Black Forest cake
Iris: ” I adore Henri Matisse and have a strong connection to his work through his colors, movement and musical joy of his paintings.”
Lemon Yogurt Ricotta Cheese Raspberry Cake
Farmer’s Cheese Strawberry Layer Cake
(Inspiration for this painting came from 2 cakes Hani made)
Iris: “My best moment of 2010 has to be whenever my entire family is here and we are together. I live for these moments as I became an empty nester (all 3 sons are out of the house) in 2010 and it has been hard letting go. I do bribe them with fancy desserts and dinner.”
Ice Cream Sundae
Iris, thank you for being my guest today and big thank you for your wonderful Poem -The Modern Day Edesia you wrote especially for this post. It made me laugh and brightened my day, as you have many times.
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I have.
Food was excellent, calorie free but only it left me a little hungry…:-)