Choose staple ingredients
Mix together with swiftness
Hot oven for best rising
Yielding aromas divine
Mouth waters, bread lover’s glee
Hot biscuits, scones, cornbread
Rye, white, wheat, pumpernickel
Pancakes, waffles, crepes
Butter, clotted cream, sweet cream cheese
English muffins split and toasted
Bagels, French, Italian breads
Naan, flour tortillas, beignets
Low fiber or high fiber
Comfort ingredients or new
Matters not to my taste buds
Such delightful temptations
Tantalizing and fragrant
Discipline escapes me
Weakens Achilles’s tendon
Pushing the curbing limits
Happy taste buds sing tonight
For a moment Willpower
Smugly reminds me – “No no!
Your brief diet’s expiration!!”
My taste buds retort quickly
“Life’s too short and fleeting!”
Diet falls to wayside of yum
“My oh my, Ahhh …and More, please!”
This current life’s too fleeting
Tomorrow’s another day!
Just in case, it may not be obvious, I LOVE LOVE LOVE bread … in any shape and size … particularly “hot, just out the oven”. My weaknesses are biscuits and scones! Give me either, with a pottered mug of dark roasted French drip coffee, or fragrant hot tea — I am in heaven!
This is another attempt at the form: Anacreontic Verse.
In my investigation of the form, I found a conflicting recommendations of syllables per line.
According to Poetry through the Ages: “Anacreontic verse is an Ancient Greek lyrical form, consisting of 20- to 30-line poems with three to five syllables per line.
Developed by 6th century B.C. poet Anacreon, Anacreontic verse is one of many Ancient Greek forms that emerged during the height of the dramatic, musical, artistic, and poetic culture. The poems revolved around themes of love, infatuation, revelry, festivals, and observations of everyday life.”
According to Wikipedia, based on the Greek meter, the Anacreontic verse or anacreonteus is the same length of 20- 30 lines but with a seven-syllable line.
This 2nd attempt of the Anacreontic Verse consists of 30 lines with a seven-syllable line.
© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011