Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Food and Writing

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How is it
we can take the batter
of this lumpy, mixed-up life,
all the wrong ingredients,
too much beating,
rancid flour,
and still wind up with
a pretty good cake?


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When I write, 
I write the way 
I want my life to be.

When I eat,I eat the words 
I cannot say.




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Kim at Poets United's Verse First wants us to write on the topic of Food and Writing.
Hmmmmm..........the first regurgitates some lines from an earlier poem. The second popped out and made me go: "whoa!" 

24 comments:

  1. The first is so incredibly true. The second, utterly profound. We have similar actions/reactions my friend!

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  2. Ha we made a birthday cake that looked a bit like that one it tasted great!
    I eat my words all the time
    Cheers to being profound and a bit silly

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  3. Loved reading this. Reminds me of a few life experiences...and cakes!

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  4. ha. eating the words we can not say...nice...i should probably eat a few more...and if you can make chicken salad out of chicken poop, its not a bad skill to have

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  5. Excellent, my friend, and I'd even go so far as agreeing with "profound"!
    Luv, K

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  6. Sherry, I hope someday you will not have to EAT words you cannot say. I hope there will be no words you cannot say.

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  7. Sherry, you bless us with your words. I too hope there will be no words you cannot say.

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  8. Wow! Sherry and well yes we do dish a recipe for living, Don't we?? :)

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  9. i love the analogy of life as a cake that somehow comes together. truth indeed

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  10. Very clever and such a great way to make this work. I am impressed would never thought of this. Excellent

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  11. What a wonderful philosophy..a cake is a cake however it comes together!

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  12. Short and sweet; true and mysterious. Thanks for this.

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  13. Oh, yes I know that dance~ Well done Sherry!

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  14. Sherry ... excellent, poetic philosophy.

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  15. I like this Sherry. So true, you do write about an ideal life, the one we, or most of us at least, dream of.

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  16. Sherry, "I eat the words I cannot say..." What a powerful line, babe. Also, baking vs. baking so it looks and tastes like it's supposed to? That whole concept is lost on me. That's why I write in cafes, LOL. Loved this. Amy

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  17. this is so powerful and true...absolutely love the last stanza. thanks for sharing!

    stacy lynn mar
    http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

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  18. These are both very clever and yet sweet too--it is great when we can make the cake work out, and when we can (lovingly) eat our words not so bad either--Thanks, Sherry. k.

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  19. Ow... this is so true!! Amazing take, Sherry!! That's how we cook our lives. The concluding lines are just fabulous...Thanks !

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  20. I love your take, Sherry! The first one is so true, making the best of what we have. And the second, so deep ... sometimes it's hard to express what we really feel ... smiles :)

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  21. Sherry, i love this, all of it... & it is rather amazing, isn't it, that in spite of everything we "still wind up with
    a pretty good cake"?

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