Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Poetry, and Pastry

One of the things I've loved about this challenge thus far is reading so many original poems.  I love poetry (hence the name of my blog).  I used to write quite a bit, and when I started this blog I had every intention to start writing again.  I've written a few lines now and then, some sections that could be developed, but I don't think I have one complete poem.  Like all writing, poetry takes discipline.  At least enough to sit down and finish something.

 My husband and I once wrote a poem together, back when we were much younger.  I had just read The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and we played around with the idea of adding a refrain to the poem.  Ed came up with that part, and it's all I really remember:

Through my window gently gleams
the salty sheen of your moonbeams

Anyway, it was my intent to post a poem about pie.  I didn't get around to writing it.  My husband came through for me though, and came up with this short poem fairly quickly.  He has a knack for words, although he doesn't care for them much (unless he's trying to make someone laugh).


Custard, cream,
or fruit-filled.
Lattice-top
Hot or chilled;
Whichever pie you undertake,
Whistle merry as you make,
A slumb’ring circle sweetly bakes,
‘Till golden-kissed, it awakes.
One thing’s for certain:
I need crust.

 --Edward Hull

5 comments:

  1. Your hubby did a great job!

    Got me licking my lips! Custard cream - yum!

    Hope you will stop by!

    Have a fulfilling day!

    http://bettyalark.blogspot.com

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  2. I like the poem. Fun post! Hope you made it through your day okay yesterday.

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    1. Thanks Joy. We managed all right the other day, and things seem to be getting back to normal.

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  3. I love it! You should put it on a carved/engraved cutting board and hang it in your kitchen.

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  4. I'm a foodie, so I enjoyed this poem. Cream and custard, yum!

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