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Poem: "Homemade"

This poem came from the September 18, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from siege.  It also fills the "meal" square on my card for the Cottoncandy_bingo fest.  It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  This poem belongs to the Monster House series, and you can read more about that on the Serial Poetry page.


Homemade


I love my new house (old house, really,
although it's new to me) and particularly
the kitchen with its plentiful counter space.
I slice carrots and string peas,
dice onions and throw the mushrooms in whole
for a vegetable medley.

My girl bakes bread from scratch,
fluffy as a cloud,
and the little old lady ghost
ensures that it rises
even on a cold, dry day.

The bogeyman makes spaghetti and meatballs,
kneading the raw hamburger with his bare hands
to blend in the cracker crumbs and egg and herbs.
There are always more than enough meatballs to go around.

The monsters under-the-bed and in-the-closet
make kitchen sink cookies crammed with every ingredient
and half the batch is gone by the time they cool.

Every meal we fix together fills the room with
sweet and savory fragrances, time turned into taste.

This is what makes a house into a home.

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From: rhodielady_47 Date: September 20th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, that's sweet!
Poems like this one are what make me love the monster house series so much.
:)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: September 20th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

It really is a "homemaking" series. Lots of warm fuzzies. And the occasional chubbchubb.
From: rhodielady_47 Date: September 21st, 2012 03:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

You're welcome.
:)
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 22nd, 2017 11:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

sensational

Needed some comfort reading, so decided to start back at the beginning of Monster House. Delightful discoveries! I read "Eviction, Noticed" and "Home Shriek Home" to my partner. He smiled at the end, even before I asked, "Doesn't that sound like us?".

Love the imagery in this one! Something amusing happened as I got to the end of the poem. Because of the order of the tags, I read two of them together, as "food p**n" - which fits, in context! It isn't what you wrote, but it it fits. Hee! -- Callibr8
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: April 23rd, 2017 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: sensational

>> Needed some comfort reading, so decided to start back at the beginning of Monster House. Delightful discoveries! <<

Yay! :D

>> I read "Eviction, Noticed" and "Home Shriek Home" to my partner. He smiled at the end, even before I asked, "Doesn't that sound like us?". <<

I'm happy to hear that.

>> Love the imagery in this one! <<

Thanks.

>> Something amusing happened as I got to the end of the poem. Because of the order of the tags, I read two of them together, as "food p**n" - which fits, in context! It isn't what you wrote, but it it fits. Hee! -- Callibr8<<

Despite not tagging it explicitly as such, I do write food pr0n. Among my most common feedback is "You made me hungry." That's why I started linking recipes for things.
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