Too Much PUFF

So we're at that point in the pandemic when our teenager has mastered her baking skills and her parents' willpower has short circuited.

A year into lockdown and Maureen is a baking legend!

Her latest masterpiece is the Cream Puff:

Bake it until you make it.

She's a real whisk-taker!

She made her ordinary puffs...

... Dream Puffs!

 

To honor both her mathematical (she's also diligently studying for the AP Calculus exam) and baking prowess, I wrote a Cream Puff Fibonacci poem* in her honor.

too

long

lockdown

inspires teen's

cream puff perfection

warning: sugar coma likely

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

 

*Fibonacci poetry was founded by Gregory Pincus as a 6-line poem that follows the Fibonacci sequence for syllable count per line. For the 6-line poem that means:

  • 1 syllable for first line
  • 1 syllable for second line
  • 2 syllables for third
  • 3 syllables for fourth
  • 5 syllables for fifth
  • 8 syllables for sixth  

Update on my 10·10 Poetry Anthology:

Over the course of the last few months I have been in email correspondence with J.K. Rowling's publisher regarding permission to use the word Gryffindor as a poetry prompt/category. The publisher put me in touch with Ms. Rowling's agent, The Blair Partnership for further clarification.

After several back and forth emails with The Blair Partnership, I was just told that they  "don’t give advice or permission" about the use of Ms. Rowling's intellectual property (which the word Gryffindor is) and that I would need to "seek independent legal advice".

As the expense of legal advice is prohibitive for me and I clearly want to  honor and respect Ms. Rowling's intellectual property, I have decided to remove the category "10 Points to Gryffindor" from my poetry collection.

Since this decision was made after the close of the submission deadline, I am giving wee words for wee ones readers the opportunity to submit a poem or poems to the replacement category:

  • tenth ________ (ie: time, kid, of an inch, place, etc)
     
     If you would like to submit poetry for the replacement category  please do so by Friday 30 April 2021.  
Submit to: 10(dot)10(dot)weewords(dot)submission(at)gmail(dot)com.
 
All poets, successful or not, will hear back by the end of June 2021.
 
Publication date is October 2021.
 
Accepted poems will receive a one-time honorarium of $10/poem upon publication.
 
Poetry Friday is at Soul Blossom Living where Susan is rounding up the National Poetry Month projects. Check it out!