Lisa is hosting Poetics Tuesday over at dVerse Poets pub and she has asked for a poem about food. Fall and food an inextricably linked for me. Food and memories, I can still smell the pies baking. I wonder sometimes, how will a generation brought up on store bought confections ever know the pure bliss of the smelling the first pumpkin pie of day, fresh from the oven, still jiggily as jello, cooling near the window.
All through the month of October, the leaves turned bright colors and merrily danced on the winds like the way I learned to dance with my tiny feet on top of Daddy’s
Grandma’s kitchen was filled with harvest smells and warmth fog from the cook pots steaming the windows where I drew hearts leaves and jack-o-lanterns
Pumpkins graced the table nightly in some form or another roasted and drizzled with oil mashed with rich butter or baked into elegant pies
The pies were my favorite delicate things they were, edges with dough shaped like leaves the top dark brown at the center radiating out into delicate umber edges
The largest from the patch were carved on Halloween into happy faces, filled with candlelight to keep unfriendly spirits at bay silent sentries guard us through the night
Grandmother and her kitchen are gone now I watch my grandchildren carve the pumpkins that will stand guard over our homes this night the kitchen is redolent with steam and smells of cinnamon and butter, and Grandma’s pumpkins
Just pen us a poem of precisely 44 words, not counting the title, and using some form of the word dragon. Then drag your cursor on over to visit some of the fieriest poets on the ’net. And as the week drags on, we’re not done yet! The Quadrille prompt is up all week, and multiple posts (perhaps two-headed beasties?) are welcome. And hey, drop us a hello in the comments below. Maybe let me know who’s your favorite dragon? (Game of Thrones? Tolkien? Rowling? Or maybe Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon?)
a tiny scarlet hummingbird as fierce as any dragon drinking sweet nectar from a trumpet flower flagon it flitters to and fro wings just a blur to see passing beauty, fragile joy a dream of what might be for all who would fly free
Dull grey, chilled ground decay halts in frozen moments Mother Earth slumbers in her cocoon of leaves made brittle with frost colors retreat from the cold still the Mother waits, with endless patience for the sun’s return when the world thaws, colors flow back to the land and the dreamer awakens
Here is my COMPLETED February project! Yeah me, I have completed two coloring pictures, on schedule. I really am so very grateful to Lindaghill.com for this great challenge. It’s so easy in the business of life to forget to take a few minutes, put on some fab music, and just chill. Having a deadline keeps me accountable and has really helped my “mindful coloring” meditation. I just let my mind go blank and focus on the colors and the page. So thanks to all of my fellow colorers and, if you haven’t taken up this challenge yet, come on and join in this ever so serene activity. Without further gilding of the lily, voila, I call it “balloons.”
Imagine Happy explore your brighter passion you are welcome here
Final Found Poetry February. Wow I can’t believe it’s the last day of February already. This last piece is an example of “cut out” poetry. I have a real love of words, different fonts, colors and meanings. So whenever I come across a word in a magazine or an ad or whatever, I cut it out. Then I put them together to form tiny little poems. This one is on a coloring page I did for Escapists Coloring Challenge. Mindful coloring is a lovely, serene activity and frankly, I need to do more of it. Check out the challenge and grab some crayons and join us.
I miss the catchy projects you made like spiced creativity you’ve had enough good stays and last chance getaways don’t stop today’s fun
So for today’s Found Poetry February, I’ve taken a snapshot of my inbox. I picked out a few words, and then strung them together in a little poem. Fun huh!?
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A little extra spice, because it’s snowy and cold in my little corner of the world.
Cinnamon Spice Cocoa
INGREDIENTS 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups milk (1 qt.) 1/3 cup water hot 1/2 cup sugar Dash salt 1/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon DIRECTIONS Mix sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and salt in medium saucepan; stir in water. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil and stir 2 minutes. Add milk; stir and heat until hot. Do Not Boil. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Beat with whisk until foamy. About six 6-ounce servings. Note: Recipe may be doubled.