Warm Cider


In winter it is good to drink warm cider.

The juice of the apple, left to mellow,

Seasoned with good spices, warmed,

Warmed, poured, gracing its mug, and

Then the warm sweet scent of cider

Preceding the touch of lip of my mug to my lips.

Then the flavor savored as the wonder faculty

Of my mouth meets the warm ciderís essence.


Then another sip, another new festival

Of scent and taste.  


--November 9, 2013