Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Zest, Dissolve, & Trinket for 3WW

The Recipe

called for orange
zest so I took that sunshine
out of the fridge
and grated the rind
into rays.

Then I added it
to the batter
of flour, sugar,
zucchini, baking powder,
and orange extract.

Because I’m never satisfied
with a plain recipe,
I added trinkets
of walnuts.

After I baked it,
I cut it into slices
letting the steam
rise like ivy vines
around and over
and into my nose.
I buttered it,
and then…

I took a bite
of all that warmth
and let it dissolve
in my mouth.


Michelle Johnson said...

Linda, this is really good. You've succeeded in making me want some of this special dish. Well done. Have a nice night.

tumblewords said...

Oh, yum! I wasn't hungry until I read this - what a fun read! Love the 'sunshine out of the fridge and...' and 'steam rise like ivy vines' - wow, so clever!

susan said...

"and grated the rind/into rays"

very nice. I love to eat.

anthonynorth said...

Perfect use of the words! And now you've made me hungry :-)

gautami tripathy said...

I want it!

Fine detailing

TD said...

Tasty and poetic. A delectable treate.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very nice. i like the idea of eating the sun.

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