A recipe for a heart warming soup. Created from the memories and words of residents at Arthur Jenkins Care Home, Blaenavon

Poetry

 

 

Created from the memories and words of residents at Arthur Jenkins Care Home, Blaenavon

 

 

First take a heavy pan

Like the one my Grandmother would use

Start with some respect

Then gently sprinkle in a little patience

A good soup

Takes time to connect

So Turn down the heat

And let it simmer

Sit, drink  or watch the sunset

 

Add a note to a friend

Send it sailing into the bubbling broth

Then to the corned beef

A simple staple

That fortifies the soul

Spray a little perfume

As memories can lift the heart

But

Don’t forget the swede

That smell of it cooking

Crosses continents

And ends up in dining rooms across the globe

Dependable affordable stable and solid

Then

Onions for the tears of life

Don’t hold back, Let them flow

And then

Carrots

To brighten the winter

Potatoes to fulfil the belly

For the on going journey

 

Then

Drop in a spell,

It keeps us young,

Then stir in happiness

And let it permeate the room,

Then

Pour in positivity

It will get us through the fallow harvests

Then

Onions

And more onions

The aroma is home

And home

Is the armour

Then,

As we stir,

Laugh

From the stomach to the mouth

Laugh

And the world glitters

Then

I nearly forgot

Salt,

Yes the salty singing of the sea

Taking us away and bringing us back

Then

To finish,

 

Jelly babies

And

And

Always

Yes always

add lashings

and lashings

of love

Love,