Sunday, August 08, 2010

One Single Impression: Connoisseur

The Connoisseur
knows it all
- - -
connoisseur reports
when judged by its taste alone
a bean is a bean

raving and ranting
epicurean he is
simple beauty missed
- - -

Photo and Poem Copyright
© 2010 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

Prompt word, Connoisseur, suggested by Amity at Dreams Are My Reality

Find more poems at
One Single Impression using "Connoisseur" as prompt

1. Pictured is a pan of baked beans. I thought it was neat to intersperse those large white lima beans, often called butter beans, with the rest. They were mostly taken as I was near the end of the food line.
2. (generally the second definition) Connoisseur: A person of informed and discriminating taste: a connoisseur of fine wines.

Labels: , , ,


At Saturday, August 07, 2010 11:30:00 PM, Blogger Amity said...

Yes Jim, first time I heard the word connoisseur was when I was in college in a literature subject, we discussed someone who makes the best wine as a connoisseur-an expert, but of late, it became a literal word which could also mean someone who excels or is best in what he does is a connoisseur!

I like your take, looks so yummy...and of course, the one who can tell the difference of a small n big beans and maybe how it taste is a connoisseur of food!

Nice one Jim, suddenly felt famished with the look of the pic that came with it..gotta go have lunch! :)

At Saturday, August 07, 2010 11:42:00 PM, Blogger Harshad mehta said...

Yes, opinions of experts is a subject of mind. It is about analysis, comparisons, methods, styles etc.

Heart has its own way of looking at art.

What Amity means is someone who excels and not one who opinionates.

At Saturday, August 07, 2010 11:58:00 PM, Blogger Married To Singaporean said...

I like your words, "when judged only by its taste a bean is a bean", yeah, a connoisseur is a person can see through the surface and find something hide behind. Nice words, though I don't like to eat beans. :)
Have a nice week end.

At Saturday, August 07, 2010 11:59:00 PM, Blogger gautami tripathy said...

I love that photo! Yummy!

musty scent of love

At Sunday, August 08, 2010 1:01:00 AM, Blogger Leo said...

love that baked beans i think, makes me hungry Jim :) i take it Mrs Jim is the chef behind it?

lovely haikus both :D

At Sunday, August 08, 2010 2:36:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

Love baked beans. Don't know whether I'm a connoisseur though - just an eater :-)

At Sunday, August 08, 2010 5:36:00 AM, Blogger Nessa said...

I love baked beans especially when they have lima beans in them.

At Sunday, August 08, 2010 6:18:00 AM, Blogger Loch Rob said...

I agree, sometimes the connoisseur misses the simple joy of things through all the analysis. Almost sounds like an engineer! Your picture is making me hungry Jim. When I was in the UK, we would have beans and toast for breakfast. Have a good day. Rob.

At Sunday, August 08, 2010 9:56:00 AM, Blogger Sandra (if) said...

a bean is a simple ...:)

At Sunday, August 08, 2010 11:27:00 AM, Blogger SisterJulia said...

:D Baked beans on toast!
Humble things hold the delicacy of memories.

At Sunday, August 08, 2010 7:54:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

A delicious take on the prompt! When is a bean not a bean? :)

At Sunday, August 08, 2010 10:18:00 PM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Yum! Fun stuff.

At Monday, August 09, 2010 9:30:00 AM, Blogger Ramesh Sood said...

Mind can't taste.. it's a matter of heart.. oh, connoisseur misses beauty and gets lost in specifications.. well written, Jim..

At Monday, August 09, 2010 11:19:00 PM, Blogger moondustwriter said...

sorry that took my appetite away.

what do they say about presentation???

yeah those beans needed some - lol

At Tuesday, August 10, 2010 8:25:00 AM, Blogger Patti said...

Great interpretation- I see a new blog in your future- pictures of food with a poem and a! I think we are all connoisseurs of what we love best... Have a great week, Jim!

At Tuesday, August 10, 2010 3:29:00 PM, Blogger Jingle said...

yummy post.

At Tuesday, August 10, 2010 3:29:00 PM, Blogger Jingle said...

Happy Tuesday!
Pick Two 2 Enjoy!

At Tuesday, August 10, 2010 6:00:00 PM, Anonymous gabrielle said...

a bean is a bean
regardless its fate
every day, any way
grace on a plate

At Tuesday, August 10, 2010 9:31:00 PM, Blogger The Write Girl said...

Hi Jim,

This is another unique and humorous post. The judge is quite a character. I enjoyed the creative writing process here.


Post a Comment

<< Home