Today I’m writing about tanka for my Examiner.com column. So I thought I’d write a sample tanka because I can’t seem to find the one I wrote when I was doing a report on poetry in the 5th grade. Here is what I came up with: I pick up her […]
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My next speech for Toastmasters is “Speaking to Entertain” … I have to be humorous for 15-20 minutes. Ug.
Anyway, I thought I might do it on food, so was looking for some interesting quotes about food and found this:
“The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
Well, never one to back away from a writing challenge, I came up with one in about 5 minutes. Could it be the very first poem about cheese?
Ah, the joy of brie,
so good with a cup of tea
the flavor so smokey
…on toast? How hokey!
Yes, that’s the cheese for me!
This poem was written in 1983, inspired by my senior ring, which had a blue spinal stone because my favorite color is blue. It was published in the Spring 1984 issue of Metanoia, the Montgomery High School creative writing magazine. Blue Spinal, Spiral me down, down to the depths of […]
This poem was written after a very stressful week in January 1998. Sitting on the toilet with my underwear on I wet my pants, but didn’t notice because of all the things that had distracted me from pulling down my knickers in the first place. It wasn’t until I went […]