#OctPoWriMo – Day 16 – English Sonnet – “Love Your Wife and Her Cooking” #amwriting #poetry

Day 16 Prompt: Savoury 

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, savory is defined as: a : piquantly pleasant to the mind <a savory triumph>b : morally exemplary c : pleasing to the sense of taste especially by reason of effective seasoning d : pungently flavorful without sweetness.” 





You say it’s delicious, you haven’t tasted, 

Anything as savoury as this food. 

 Your words need changing, not to be wasted, 

On food of women, snuck in your bedroom. 


I’ll help you understand, I’m not one to be —

Crossed; when you don’t come home I wonder where, 

Who you’ve been with? I cook dinner fancy, 

Your favorite foods, savoury taste, you swear.


But this night has been waiting; I’m scared, 

Tired, always being second, to some whore. 

Eat food and choke; poisoned you’re most aware, 

Should’ve been home; other men me adored. 


Were you ashamed of your own wife you wed?

You cared not for me; fortunes mine –you’re dead. 


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 

27 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo – Day 16 – English Sonnet – “Love Your Wife and Her Cooking” #amwriting #poetry”

    1. Thanks so much Hemagini. I guess I bought if cooking as something we often do for love, it’s a part of it. She cooks for her husband but he likes other women’s cooking more, brings them to his bed. In the last, told his wife her cooking was most savoury but he lied. So though she loves him she’s had enough he drove to a point, poisoning all the food he loved to eat and in the end he dies. She wonders if even when they were wed, did he love her? But it doesn’t matter now, many men adored her and she has all her deceased husbands fortune. I was kind of thinking of this as a story back in the past.

      Have a great day!

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  1. Very Strong Feelings expressed here. Of a Dedicated Wife, cooking wonderful Dishes for her Husband. But the Husband is cheating on her and does not come home for Dinner and rather spends his evenings with his Mistress.

    Feel sorry for such Innocent Good Wives.

    It is Right then that the Wife should also Abandon him.

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    1. Thank you Cattie for your summarization. You a pretty spot on. First we see he (the husband) seems to be enjoying other women’s cooking more and is sleeping with other women, cheating in his wife. Second stanza, she wonders why he doesn’t like her cooking, he always told her it was the most savoury, but he’s a liar.

      Third stanza she’s had enough (his wife) and poisons his food, tired of being cheated on. He chokes and dies and although she was scared she says he had his chance, but other men thought she was petty so why didn’t he.

      Did he ever love her even on their wedding day? It matters not she has all the money now and control of it, he’s dead.

      Thanks so much for reading Cattie 🙂

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  2. When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes (Shakespeare)–you’re dead (you). In betrayal, there’s fear as well as anger. And there deserves to be resolution. You express all this and more with authenticity and strength. A needful message, Amanda.

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    1. Thank you Christopher.i think this just mainly about a woman pushed too hard. I picture her as a medieval wife or even a Victorian era woman. She doesn’t have anyone on her side, but if her terrible husband passes away, she has wealth and land. And a number of men who think she is beautiful and worth the time. It’s terrible she was pushed so hard for so long. Thanks again for commenting 🙂

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