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:

jama said...

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

Tabatha said...

"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.

Bridget Magee said...

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! =)

Bridget Magee said...

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... =)

Whispers from the Ridge said...

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

Linda B said...

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.

Violet N. said...

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

Jane @ www.raincitylibrarian.ca said...

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. :)

Kay said...

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

Brenda at FriendlyFairyTales said...

Delicious poem! LOL

Mary Lee said...

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

author amok said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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'. =)

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

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