A Haiku or Two, on Pastries

October 11, 2014

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i always want to
add an extra "i": croissaints.
(i never took French.)


i make sure to eat
all the buttery flakes that
adhere to the bag. 

Are you inspired to write a poem about a pain au chocolat? The comments below are a safe space to express yourself.

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  • AntoniaJames
  • craftykimber
  • catalinalacruz
  • Pegeen
  • Catherine Lamb
    Catherine Lamb
I used to work at Food52. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream.


AntoniaJames October 18, 2014
Tarte aux pommes, pain au
chocolat, en France, toute seule
en vélo. parfait.
craftykimber October 13, 2014
warm and crumbly
flaky sticky gooey ooze
texture entices
catalinalacruz October 12, 2014
Pain au chocolat
On my plate at breakfast time
Only crumbs remain
Pegeen October 12, 2014
Three almond-anointed shoes
Point toward the king

Which one will he choose,
eat, disregard
Pegeen October 12, 2014
Sorry... I've been binge-watching "Reign"
Catherine L. October 12, 2014
Never have I been
So paralyzed by choice, as
At a pastry shop.
mrslarkin October 12, 2014
Oh! Scone, you lovely
pastry. Warm, crumbly, and so
good with jam and cream.
Sarah J. October 12, 2014
That made me hungry.
vvvanessa October 12, 2014
it doesn't matter
if i say "kouign amann" wrong--
i can point at it
Kristen M. October 11, 2014
I like to bite, not
tear, into Tartine's for hot
huffs of yeasty air.
Catherine L. October 11, 2014
YES, Adam!
Adam J. October 11, 2014
My muffin top is
all that, whole grain and low fat.
Call me Liz Lemon.
gvalley October 11, 2014
Marian B. October 12, 2014