Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday Is Life's Oasis

Saturday is life’s oasis; it is a place set apart
For second-cup coffee graces, slower paces; it is art
Art of something extra-yummy in the oven, art of books
Art of nature showcasing what midweek scurry overlooks

Saturday is like a picnic; be it gold or gray, its air
Spreads time’s offering like a blanket on life’s finest dining chair
It is linger-here-a-little, nibble on a poem-treat
Revel in the luxury of bathrobe breakfast, slipper-feet

Saturday may demand Duty; bitty sweep-mop-scrub-dust-cook
Still, it is a thing of beauty if we take the time to look
Look a little thankful longer at the common curves bestowed
Where we would starve of heart-hunger without home’s humble abode

Saturday is like a celebration of labor well-spent
It is like an invitation to live slower, more content
Like a once-a-week oasis Saturday spills sweet and slow
Pours in second cups of coffee, only if we make it so

© Janet Martin

This Saturday morning started a little later then I prefer because I woke up and
 ‘cooded breed add cooded stop coughick’ (couldn’t breathe and couldn’t stop coughing)
Its ‘oasis' smells like Vicks and cough drops but ‘it sure bakes be appreciate forber bore buddade bordicks’😁(make me appreciate former more mundane mornings)

...or maybe Saturday at your house is more like this:
(we all know what these are like:)
Today's YDP

Time for another cup?
or a nibble-and-read?

I forgot to add the dough-circle is about 1" thickness before baking


  1. One of my first blog posts 5 years ago was on the poem "Dust of Snow" by Robert Frost. Lovely, lovely poem. I'll try your recipe for scones soon...they look so much more scrumptious than mine.

    1. It is a lovely poem in a lovely book of poetry and pencil sketches gifted to me from someone who thought I would enjoy it! The scones are delicious if you happen not to have the grated orange peel as well.

  2. I forgot to add that we all had leftover oatmeal cookies with our Saturday morning breakfast. Oats are so good for you.

    1. oatmeal ANYTHING is my favorite breakfast. Scones are a once-in-a-blue-moon Sat. treat!

  3. beautiful poem and a recipe?

    1. thank-you:) feel free to enjoy the recipe for yourself!

  4. I'm going to try baking those scones -- they look so good!
    Thank you for the recipe :)

    1. You're welcome! Enjoy! they are a special treat:)


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