Elle Jauffret

Writer & Fork Handler

Blog posts : "short-order poem"

Captain Nemo’s Daughter Grilled Octopus Salad

May 16, 2016

Aboard a submarine thought to be a narwhal,

A toothed whale with a protruding tusk;

In ragged clothes to blend among sailors

Captain Nemo’s daughter hid in the kitchen.


She gave her father life with hint of happiness,

With dishes inspired by their travels;

Along their 2…

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Spring Haiku

Apr 7, 2016

Rain drops in Socal

Brown snail mother and daughter

Up the hill of life

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Happy Fourth of July with Cherry Pies

Jun 30, 2014















I spy with my little eyes

Something beginning with P

It could be traditional

With apples and double crust

Or with blueberries oozing

Through a spongy crumble top

But the one I crave and see

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Fête de la Musique - Music Day (June 21)

Jun 15, 2014

Do not forget to celebrate the "Fête de la Musique" on June 21.


I want you to seduce me,
Languorously wrap me with sultry Jazz,
Captivate me with your deep crooner voice
Hypnotize me with your eyes.

 In English, French, or Spanish
Whisper softly to me Soul and Ballads,

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The Mermaid

Mar 25, 2014

She cried the tears of a mermaid
Longing to see the sun
Frightened by the likely burn
His heart: the goal of her crusade

Opening every shell
From oysters to mussels
Haunted by the comforting taste
Of his dried giving lips

Reaching as high and far
From down deep and below
Gathering all …

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