The Naming Of Soups

This time’s #terriblepoetry from Chel Owens is to write a soup on soup. Of course it is…

The Naming Of Soups

There’s a type of soup called Vichyssoise

Sounding posher than mulligatawny,

Hinting perhaps of a little French class

With a touch of something porny.

That’s how it is with those old soup names,

They’re weird and a little bit freaky:

There’s one that recalls this old man’s shame

When it speaks of his cock-a-leekie.

And, truth be told, I’ve sampled broths

That are nearer piss than porridge

As well as ones that stop all coughs

Even though they’re downright horrid.

Let’s cut the crap; no more this soupish snobbery

Accept the truth: both yours and mine’s a strone.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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24 Responses to The Naming Of Soups

  1. Ritu says:

    🍵 🤣🤣🤣

    Liked by 1 person

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Love it , especially:
    “There’s one that recalls this old man’s shame
    When it speaks of his cock-a-leekie.
    And, truth be told, I’ve sampled broths
    That are nearer piss than porridge
    As well as ones that stop all coughs”
    Well all I can say as long as it’s hot, can’t stand cold or chilled soup , Gazpacho it’s just wrong!.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Very well done – clever ending

    Liked by 1 person

  4. noelleg44 says:

    Clever, clever!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. A groan of respect at the end. Great job, Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. JT Twissel says:

    I hope this one didn’t keep you up too late at night! Lol.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. V.M.Sang says:

    Love it! And soup, too.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Haha, Geoff, speak for your own soups. I am very fond of making very nice soups.

    Liked by 1 person

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