Friday, November 8, 2013

Deep and Dark

Vosges Chocolates, Chicago


goddesses personified. 
they whisper on my tongue’s tip. 
their sole purpose 
decadence and enticement.


Ambrosia. Absinthe, Naga, Wink of the Rabbit, Red Fire, Black Pearl…

i dance with them deliriously

one after another.

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Buddhist cosmology tells of Trāyastriśa, or the Heaven of Thirty-Three gods, which rule over the human realm.  This weekend Trifecta asks for exactly 33 of our own words about a god of our own devising that shares heaven with the other thirty-two gods.  Chocolate, deep and dark, is one of my earthly gods. 


42 comments:

  1. That is a goddess that I'm all too familiar with...

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  2. They are wicked, undeniable, decadent! They don't accept "no" as an answer. Some of the best in the world. They are definitely one of my abundant weaknesses!!!

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  3. Oh my. I always had a weak spot for chocolates. Calling it Ambrosia just made it a lot weaker
    Love this!

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    1. There's one (can't remember "her" name but it's dark chocolate then biting into it is like a banana explosion!

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  4. Dark chocolate for me. Better yet, a dark chocolate champagne truffle. hmm. Now to go find one.

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    1. I used to only like milk chocolate but that was only until I had really good dark! I like almost all truffles! If only I had one right now...

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  5. Now this is a goddess I can relate to!! ♥

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  6. I'm good with a goddess of chocolate - as long as she brings me more. :)

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  7. Delicious--the writing and photo!

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    1. They come in a beautiful purple box tied with a purple ribbon! Vey sumptuous looking!

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  8. Yum! A fun, delicious take on the prompt.

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  9. Momo completely (yet unknowingly!) stole my comment! Double yum! A scrumptious take on the prompt.

    (now where is that Goddess of Chocolate when she's needed?)

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    1. Exactly. I just might need to visit her shop soon!

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  10. Very creative! Made me want to raid the chocolate cabinet downstairs, and I haven't even had coffee yet!

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    1. If I had one of those cabinets, watch out!

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  11. I have a problem with this as well in the form of my son's Halloween candy.

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  12. One of my favourite deities! Also one of the most dangerous. ;) Great take on the prompt Gina!

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    1. Wonder if that's why my jeans are a bit snug?

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  13. I love this goddess! With all my heart, I love this goddess!!

    Great 33 words, Gina!

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  14. I definitely worship this goddess! Beautiful writing.

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    1. Thank you, Ted. "Clever" is my favorite compliment!

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  16. That's a lovely goddess:) (And such a perfect blog background..)

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  17. OH yes, I've been known to frequently worship at the temple of chocolate myself! Cute take on the challenge! :)

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    1. I've been on a huge chocolate kick for a while now. Probably 5 lbs. worth!!! Must knock it off stat!!! Thanks for relating!

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  18. Oh that god.. we all worship her don't we?

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  19. Love those names... almost as much as I love your goddess!

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    1. Wicked! Those are actual names of some of the truffles. They really don't hint at the true flavor experience at all. It's fun to taste test!

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  20. Nooooooooooo!Now I want to visit this Goddess too Gina!lol!Loved this "delicious" piece(don't mind the drool-ha!ha!)

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