Saturday, August 20, 2011


My own sketch done with soft pastel on A4 size drawing paper. The texture in pastel can have versatility 2 ways. It can be left untouched or as in this case it can be smoothed out to leave a fine texture.

Hot Capsicum

Glistening with pride
Fondness for chili peppers
A green capsicum

Gives a kick at lunch
Amidst bunched with other greens
hot and spicy stance

Hotplate with servings
Gnashed, gnawed spicing up the chow
fitting for a King

Submitted for d'Verse's Poetics Texture

(This was earlier posted in One Stop Wednesday week #24 Dec 15, 2010 when I was just learning to get familiar with haiku)


  1. ha nice.....spicing up the chow
    fitting for a King...i love chilli peppers...and cool sketch hank, didn't know you were drawing... i used to do a bit of watercolor painting but haven't held a brush in a while..

  2. i like mine spiced up a bit...the heat livens my food and brings texture there...neat on your picture as well...multitalented you are...smiles.

  3. What a feast for the tongue... I can taste it~

    Nice sketch too... you are very talented!

  4. Love it...great take on the prompt...and like your painting too.

    ☮ ♥. Siggi in Downeast Maine

  5. This is a terrific response to the prompt--bringing in the sense of taste as well. I love that you discuss texture in pastels, a medium I've never had much luck with. Lovely image. Thanks for sharing. Victoria

  6. Very novel to write about a pepper, I once wrote a poem about the humble garden pea.
    Enjoyed the read.


  7. Like your spicy write:). And your drawing is wonderful

  8. thanks for the birthday wishes...i apprec...

  9. Great inducement of synaesthesia with this poem - I also love the pepper and had homemade tikka masala for lunch.

  10. Great image and really delved into that taste buds with the write, nice.

  11. Love your intensely descriptive haiku! And your picture. I enjoy working with pastels too. :)

  12. This is wonderful! Tantalizing the tastebuds, mouth watering...

  13. Nicely written... Pepper are great spice..!!!
    In India, we eat very spicy dishes... here pepper and red chilies forms the back bone of cooking :) :)

  14. I agree with Madhulika... India is famous for its spicy food :)
    First of all
    beautiful sketch... I didn't knew u draw too.
    For the poem I'll say

    Very Spicy :P

  15. Beautiful sketch to accompany your poem. I like spicy food as well. Thai, Mexican, Indian, anything!

  16. I love peppers, and I'm loving their texture, too. This is a wonderful response to the prompt. ~Brenda

  17. Hank, love the poem as well as the sketch. I live in the land of spicy, and I love it.