The challenge this week was to write a recipe poem. It's only Tuesday, but folks got out of the gate fast on this one. Here are the results (so far).
Elaine from Wild Rose Reader shared this poem in the comments. It is a (slight) revision of an earlier poem.Here's the poem I wrote early this morning.
How to Make a MorningTiel Aisha Ansari from Knocking From Inside shares a poem entitled Starfish Chili.
Melt a galaxy of stars
in a large blue bowl.
Knead the golden sun
and let it rise in the east.
Spread the horizon
with a layer of lemony light.
until brimming with brightness.
Fold in dewdrops.
Sprinkle with songbirds.
Garnish with a chorus
Set out on a platter at dawn
Laura Purdie Salas shares two recipe poems this week.
Diane M. Davis shares a poem entitled How to Make a Quiet Space.
Julie Larios from The Drift Record left this poem in the comments.
How to Make a 2-Year-OldKelly Fineman from Writing and Ruminating left this poem in the comments.
Start with Heart for the first year,
plenty of it. Add Head tad by tad
(plus a couple of toddles,
don’t go for name brands
like Mozart or Einstein –
a few lumpy smooches
and multiple grins and waddles
are fine.) To leaven, add tickles
(often) until you’re fairly addled
and softened, and the baby
is thoroughly moistened.
Allow to double in size.
Do not punch down
or allow to curdle. Keep warm
and dry in pj’s with penguins.
Serve with a sibling or two (or more.)
Share the results w/ all of your neighbors.
Recipe For a Mountain Stream
by Kelly R. Fineman
Carve a pathway down the mountain.
Line the streambed full of rocks.
Julienne tree roots and branches
if they keep you from your course.
Melt the snowcaps on the hilltops.
Whisk along where rapids roil.
Moisten every single pebble,
speck of gravel, mote of soil.
Island SurpriseIt's not too late if you want to play along. Leave me a note about your poem and I'll add it to the results.
Heat rock into molten magma
Pipe through cracks in the ocean floor
Let rise until well above sea level
Pound with surf
Simmer for thousands of years
Drizzle with sun and rain
Marinate in season after season
Dust with wind-blown seeds
Splash with the colors of the rainbow
Sprinkle with flora and fauna
Protect and enjoy for generations to come