Friday, March 4, 2011

The Poetry Bus

(with apologies to Joyce Kilmer)

Pancakes 

I think that I shall never see
A pancake paired with Cornish Tea

A fresh baked scone with clotted cream
Yes it's a Roman Catholic's dream

Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day is here
Confession time ~ nothing to fear

Saint Pancake says it's meant to be
Feast first and then a fast for me

Pancakes to last the whole day long
I need the carbs to keep me strong

Through forty days and forty nights
A Lenten season marked by rites

Then with a flourish it will end
Rebirth the message that we send

Then back to what was meant to be
Pancakes with my Cornish Tea







33 comments:

  1. On the contrary, Helen, I think Kilmer would love it!
    Fat, fat, fat; that's what it's all about! I'm so hungry for pancakes right now, I might have to make some for lunch!

    Kat

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  2. I've never met a pancake I didn't love! Ode to a Pancake warms my heart! Thanks, for I think you love them, too.

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  3. Much more enjoyable than the original. I doff my cop to your wordplay!!

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  4. Yes, I do believe pancakes will be on the menu this weekend. But what in the world is Cornish tea? Would I want some with my pancakes, or no?

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  5. Poor Sgt. Kilmer, he was my choice too. Yours is lovely. This is loads of fun.
    Pancake Hell

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  6. Loads of fun, Helen! And that's a nice-looking biscuit with jam you've got there. My, isn't it time for lunch yet...?

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  7. Wow, what a prompt and You Did It! This is great. I wish my mom were still around to share it with her because she loved Kilmer.

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  8. Yes, fun.
    BTW . . am I alone in thinking that the "Tree" poem which you parody in your opening lines is a pretty dreadful piece of work . . .

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  9. Nice one. BTW There's a nice, sad story about Kilmer over here : http://bit.ly/hBZi9N

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  10. ah pancakes- why is it we are writing about food these days? Because of the cold and dark days?
    Great post- now I must go make pancakes.

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  11. smiles. nicely played...pancakes are about the only thing my youngest will eat for breakfast...now on to those 40 days and nights....

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  12. Enjoyed the poem :) That said, this poetry bus is seriously exposing the gaping wide holes in my poetry knowledge. I will have to look up this Kilmer individual

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  13. How gorgeous is that!
    You got the whole deal in too - congratulations. God, I love scones. With jam and cream.

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  14. The Polish tradition is paczki - little donuts filled with homemade preserves. But Kilmer would have prefered pancakes and yours are delicious!

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  15. Happy St Pancake's Day Helen.
    Loved the poem.

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  16. Not one word about bacon.....lol. I love this, a fanciful romp that made me quite hungry. A great tribute to the day and the food. I loved it.

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  17. Haha... love it! The day before Lent is Mardi Gras here... pancakes sound much better.

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  18. A great tasty post before the fast. Nice one.

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  19. This holiday is new to me, but I am salivating. I'll have a toaster waffle later. Why should Catholics and lapsed Catholics have all the fun?

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  20. Forty days... They always seem like 100.

    A pancake paired with Cornish Tea
    A fresh baked scone with clotted cream

    How charming I find those two lines!

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  21. I enjoyed this pancake day praise and the way you capture lent and how it feels and fills at the end.

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  22. ... Shrove Tuesday and Pancakes!

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  23. pancakes ... can I do waffles - it's pretty much the same mix ;) Enjoyed this

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  24. Here is Sweden we eat Semla... a wheat bun filled with almonds and sugar topped of with cream... but I guess that anything rich enough...

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  25. Saint Pancake says it's meant to be
    Feast first and then a fast for me

    That's what it should be. Get the blessings done with and then start thinking what is next. Fasting can be an option for the health conscious! Wonderful take Helen

    Hank

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  26. Oh! I could go for some pancakes now :)

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  27. Pancakes...I'm hungry. I don't know if I've ever given up anything for forty days...well, intentionally that is. :)

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  28. Sounds and looks like a lot of fun! Very charming. K.

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  29. I don't know this holiday but you made me very hungry. Lol! Nice write Helen!

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