Catfish Delight (Epulaeryu)

by Samuel Black

                Down home southern styled catfish
                Hot sauce and spiced dish
                Golden hush puppies in place
                Pleasant to the taste
                Beans, greens, dirty rice
                Cool as ice

Author's comments:   The “Epulaeryu” poem is all about delicious food. 
It consists of seven lines with thirty-three (33) syllables.  
The first line has seven (7) syllables, the second line five (5),
the third line seven (7), the fourth line five (5), the fifth line five (5),
the sixth line three (3), and the seventh line has only one (1) syllable
which ends with an exclamation mark.  The form is (7/5/7/5/5/3/1).
Each line has one subject which is the main course for a meal. 
The corresponding lines are built around the main course. 
The poem ends with an exclamation point.  
The ending line expresses the writer’s excitement 
and feelings about the meal.  
The Epulaeryu poem was developed by Joseph S. Spence, Sr.

Catfish Delight (Epulaeryu) by Samuel Black

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