We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in our Spring Writers Competition, we have thoroughly enjoyed reading all of your submissions. It was a close decision but we're delighted to announce Joseph Farina as the Winner! Joseph's fabulous entry 'My Mothers' Table' was a pleasure to read and perfect for our theme, Seasons & Celebrations.
Daisa Publishing will be announcing upcoming Writers Competitions throughout the year... Watch this space and please keep writing!
'My Mothers' Table'
by Joseph Farina
I kept my mothers' kitchen table eight chairs long, solid wood large enough to hold a feast of plates and all of us to sit around
sharing food and lives she made bread upon it, sometimes twice a week and Sicilian sweets none of us could duplicate even with her recipes found handwritten in her Sicilian slanted script If I had been born the daughter she had always yearned for could i have learned her secrets, memorized her hands as they mixed, kneaded and baked Pane Siciliano rustico, artisnal, and dolci, that fed us and our senses all those early years I sit at that table now, writing this, feel her spirit , smell the flour yeast and dough, rising, baking into loaves of love that sustained us their taste and scent now only in memory.