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My thing to eat (NPM ’16-Day 7)

07 Apr
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My thing to eat

Not too sweet and not too savory
not a bread and not a cake.
Not a square and not a doughnut
in a pan of cups must bake.

To your basic butter, flour
sugar, eggs and leavening
you can add whatever’s handy
you can add most anything!

Muesli, wheat germ, bran, granola
poppy seed, flax, chocolate.
Almonds, carrots, orange, cranberry
peanut butter, apricot.

Pumpkin, lemon, bumbleberry
ginger, pear, banana, fig.
Apple sauce, cream cheese and cherry
make them small or make them big.

Food of breakfast, lunch or snack time
served with any drink a treat.
Streusel-topped, so rich and yummy
MUFFINS are my thing to eat!

© 2016 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)

 

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When one of the prompt sites I consult during April suggested a poem about food, I knew just what I wanted to write about. You see, on our recent jaunt to the Island, one of our group recommended a fabulous muffin, available from a market kiosk in the ferry terminal. This wheaty, nutty, flaxy, carroty, fruity concoction transported me to muffin heaven. And so the poem.

I love baking muffins too. The Spiced Squash Muffins I made for Christmas morning (pictured below) were topped with crunchy sugar-cinnamon goodness and filled with dried cranberries. The recipe is here.

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Poetry Friday LogoThis post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Laura Purdie Salas at Writing the World for Kids (where she’s writing a whole series of putrid poems for National Poetry Month—pimple popping, head cheese, a mouthful of ocean water anyone?).

 

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12 Comments

Posted by on April 7, 2016 in Light, Objects, Poetry Friday

 

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12 responses to “My thing to eat (NPM ’16-Day 7)

  1. Blogtastic Food

    April 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Oh wow, so this is basically the ultimate versatile dish (:

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  2. jama

    April 8, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Oh my goodness, I’m drooling. Thanks for the delicious poem. I love muffins :)!

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  3. Laura Purdie Salas

    April 8, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I was feeling so hungry for streusel-topped muffins from reading your tasty poem, Violet–and then I read about my own putrid poems and kind of lost my appetite:>) Happy Poetry Month!

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  4. Brenda Davis Harsham

    April 8, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Yum, muffins! A lovely poem to a lovely food.

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  5. jarhartz

    April 8, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Yum! It’s just right.for anything, anytime. You baking and poetic skills are delicious.

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  6. maryleehahn

    April 9, 2016 at 6:17 am

    YUM!! Both poem and muffins — one of my favorite things to make, too! So easy, so verse-atile!

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  7. cbhanek

    April 9, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    So yummy; I can hear it as a rap, and taste it in a snap! Thank you for a poetry-feast. God bless you!

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    • cbhanek

      April 9, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      p.s. Since it’s always Thanksgiving when good food–especially tasty muffins abound–I’m thinking I could/should have said “gobble” it in a snap. …And there she goes to have herself a bakery muffin. (I envy your cooking prowess/ambition.)

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  8. katswhiskers

    April 9, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Muffins are delish! You make me want to make… and EAT some! #rightnow

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