Sweetcakes, Tarts, and Muffintops


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    Poem Commentary

    Here is one for law and order.

    Sweetcakes, Tarts, and Muffintops

    Sweetcakes, tarts, and muffintops

    Each one has its rules

    And ignoring sacred recipes

    Is the path of fools


    For sweetcakes, tarts and muffintops

    Come not by accident

    And a monkey for their baker

    Would set bold precedent


    We know that tasting pulchritude

    Is quite constrained by task

    If you throw out all the recipes

    You might as well not ask


    Don’t ask that such distractions

    Enliven your bleak day

    A randomized confection

    Would almost certainly dismay


    Too much salt, or flour

    Would bar success for sure

    And that lump of sodden crumbcake

    You might scarcely just endure


    I wonder then at moderns

    The thinkers of today

    Who ignore the rules for happiness

    And are surprized to meet dismay


    We’ve shelved the ten commandments

    Or offered just a glance

    When we might find real fulfillment

    If we’d give them one more chance


    For sweetcakes, tarts, and muffintops

    Require their recipe

    And if they need such for beauty

    It’s not errant, so do we.

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    ginga commented on Sweetcakes, Tarts, and Muffintops


    It amazes me that even a muffin can conjure such clever poetry. Incredulous! ginga



    The muffin was the "clever" misdirection to an illustration. The poem's essence is nothing trivial. Harv

    Marsink commented on Sweetcakes, Tarts, and Muffintops


    The recipe of life requires great care in gathering the proposed ingredients, their correct measure and tempered precautionary skill to assure desireable outcome: so many come through half-baked, or burnt. You've written with wit and wisdom: may they never part! Applause building!



    Thank you, for your thoughtful comment. Harv

    MindNumbing commented on Sweetcakes, Tarts, and Muffintops


    Yeah, I'm with Londo. Definitely not what I was expecting when I saw the title, but I enjoyed this little bit of inspiration. We could all use the reminder from time to time that there are rules to follow to make the recipe worthy ;) Thanks for sharing, Harv!



    i am hoping the power of euggestion is matched by the power of an apt example. Harv

    Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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