Friday, April 21, 2017

You Just Wait: Powerpack Poem 11 - Ode to My Cookbook + Poetry Friday

We're halfway through National Poetry Month and I am heading into the home stretch of Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong's  book, You Just Wait - A Poetry Friday Power Book .
Today I am sharing the poem I wrote for the Powerpack 11 prompt, Ode to the Game (ode poem): Now try to write an ode of your own. Think of something you love or enjoy and write a poem as a tribute or recognition of those special qualities, experiences, or memories (e.g., soccer).
I wrote an ode poem for Michelle Heidenrich Barnes' DMC challenge last month about something I marginally love to do: cook. (It was Helen Frost's brilliant idea to write ode poems).
Here is an edited version of Ode to My Cookbook:

Powerpack Poem 1 is here.
Powerpack Poem 2 is here.
Powerpack Poem 3 is here.
Powerpack Poem 4 is here.
Powerpack Poem 5 is here.
Powerpack Poem 6 is here.
Powerpack Poem 7 is here.
Powerpack Poem 8 is here.
Powerpack Poem 9 is here.
Powerpack Poem 10 is here.
Tabatha is hosting the PF fun at The Opposite of Indifference

20 comments:

  1. *swoon* This is my kind of poem, Bridget. Beautiful photo too!

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    1. Yes, Jama, this is the type of poem that appeals to those of discerning tastes (not usually those who eat my cooking though). Thanks for your swoon, made my day! =)

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  2. "Marginally love to do" is a funny description :-) "the drips and splotches show my preference" is so accurate! My favorite recipes are the messiest ones.

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    1. Thank you, Tabatha! Yes, if you had to eat my cooking you'd "marginally love" it too. Most of my splotches and drips are in the dessert section of my cookbook... =)

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  3. Oooh! Cooking with love...such a spicy poem. Well done, Bridget!

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    1. Thank you, Kiesha! Spicy is not my forte, but I try for those I love... =)

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  4. I love those 'drips and splotches' too, shows which cookbooks I really use. I have some "pretty ones" but return to the same recipes, same books. Love that you wrote an ode to your favorite.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Cookbooks are works of art, but if the recipes aren't tasty (and easy to follow!) I don't have much use for them. You're like me, same ol', same ol'. =)

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  5. Ho ho, and was it a success? What a great idea to write an ode to a cookbook.

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    1. Thanks, Violet! Luckily, my loves will eat anything I make, though some meals turn out better than others... =)

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  6. I have a cookbook of my mum's that I love - it's filled with stains and splotches and her scribbles in the notes, and I have started to add my own, and hopefully will one day pass it on, too. :)

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    1. Oh, I love the idea of a cookbook being an heirloom passed down from generation to generation! What a lovely tradition, Jane! =)

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  7. Yes, those "drips and splotches" - my cookbooks are full of them, too.

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    1. Yes, drips and splotches do reveal our tastes, Kay! =)

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    1. Thank you, Brenda! If only everything I cooked was delicious... =)

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  9. Writing an ode is next up for me! Thanks for the mentor text!

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    1. You're welcome, Mary Lee! I have no doubt your ode will be memorable. =)

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  10. "drips and splotches show my preference" -- yes! Same here. Our favorite cookbooks wear those splotches as a badge of honor.

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    1. Yes, the drips and splotches tell yet another story within a cookbook. Thanks for stopping by, Laura! =)

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