Food Poems

A Haiku or Two, on Stress

November 29, 2014

Our thoughts on food and cooking
In seventeen beats. 

Burnt Stuffing


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Will there be enough
Food? Will there be enough food?
There is too much food. 


making pie crust is
like an extreme sport: gives me
heart palpitations.

Guest Haiku-er, Gabriella

Klonopin: a word
Too long for haikus I think
But give me more now

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

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Marian Bull

Written by: Marian Bull



diaday February 24, 2015
There are times when a
pile of mashed potatoes makes
everything OK.
creamtea December 1, 2014
stuffing, cranberries,
creamy wedge of pumpkin pie
bathroom scale awaits.
Brette W. November 30, 2014
epicharis November 30, 2014
flour everywhere,
singed scraps of parchment paper,
a double bourbon.
AntoniaJames November 30, 2014
Pear almond cake an
epic fail . . . . until I made
Devonshire pudding.
;o) (Details on this drama can be found here: )
Pegeen November 30, 2014
They are all great, but Sarah, your haiku gave me a big smile
Pegeen November 30, 2014
Pie crust bust,
for the apple no less
Laughter never sounded so good
vvvanessa November 30, 2014
let me not ruin
this heritage turkey that
costs twelve bucks a pound
creamtea December 1, 2014
too funny.
creamtea November 29, 2014
Turkey, undercooked.
Stray leaves wilt on salad plates.
More wine, anyone?
Burf November 29, 2014
What a perfect meal!
But where were the cranberries?
Chillin' in the fridge.
Lindsay-Jean H. November 29, 2014
Sans hot water for
one week. Best time of the year
to get stuff fixed! (Not.)
gingerroot November 29, 2014
Taking a shower
Shouldn't be so hard, except
on Thanksgiving day

(Follow up haiku)
I wanted to wear
Eau de bacon wrapped turkey
So no harm no fowl
AntoniaJames November 29, 2014
What stress I don't leave
at the office, I leave on
hiking trails. Amen.