Food Poems

A Haiku or Two, on Guilty Pleasures

January 16, 2016

Our thoughts on food and cooking
In seventeen beats.

Oh, hello there... Photo by Theresa Floyd

hello, swiss cake rolls
i see you, gleaming, packaged,
imma eat you up

Sarah J.:
cinnamon toast crunch
for breakfast on my birthday.
i am an adult.

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Get it all out, in verse, in the comments. (Missives to out-of-season fruits encouraged.)

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Stephanie January 19, 2016
Bright, smooth, yellow curd.
Crumb crust. The perfect lemon
tart for breakfast, please.
JulieBee January 17, 2016
no haiku for me, but where's this recipe?
Caroline L. January 17, 2016
here you go!
creamtea January 17, 2016
Boston Cream Pie slice
Waits, silently, in the fridge
No one is watching
Soozig January 17, 2016
Dang it, Jennifer...why couldn't you have reminded ME, EIGHT minutes ago when I was playing poet????
Soozig January 17, 2016
More is not always better
But big juicy melons
Oh delightful!
recipe4success January 17, 2016
The picture deceives the senses
the recipe
remains a mystery.
Jen January 17, 2016
A haiku is 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and then 5 syllables again. Just FYI:)
Jen January 16, 2016
I am now jobless
The brownies lure me closer
Sweat pants clothe my ass
amysarah January 16, 2016
Save the guilt for things
worth being guilty about,
not simple pleasures.
Dina M. January 16, 2016
I see this picture
And all I can think about
Is eating this cake
Caroline L. January 17, 2016
here's the recipe!