Monday, September 26, 2011

The Recipe Poem

Or How To Bake A Poem In Eight Easy Steps

1. Select one extra large love with supple skin. Look for a love that is firm, but with flesh that gives slightly beneath your fingertips.

2. Peel love. Pluck out bitter seeds and swallow each whole.

3. Whisk love's soft insides with one epiphany and three shakes of muse. Add modifiers and line breaks sparingly until pulp forms. Season with time and cursor.

4. Make a flower dough by thoroughly needing quince honey into extra fine longing.

5. Roll dough into a circle, approximately sorrow in diameter.

6. Spoon love pulp upon the sorrow. Trifold dough over love, pinching up sides to form a purse the shape of a sow's ear. Leave a hole at the top so the poem can breathe.

7. Bake at 350 teardrops for one falling star.

8. Cool poem.

Serve poem beneath a cloud of Dream Whip.


~~recipe composed expressly for Nin Andrews~~

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14 comments:

Nin Andrews said...

You are so brilliant! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

So beautiful

twinkly sparkles said...

Oh, crap, I wish I had written that. (I told you I covet everything I see and even some of what I read).

Brilliant and lovely and perfect and all.

God I love that. I may have to reprint in its entirety on my blog.

K

Mike Lawless said...

Like any cook, lick the bowl....

rraine said...

this is lovely! and it's a poem...

David Zimmerman said...

Your are wonderfully bizarre lady!

Leslie Morgan said...

Erin, this is one tasty tidbit, deserving of being served with a dollop of whimsy and affection in a demitasse cup. However, I'm going to be real: I love you better when you're in the kitchen with your sleeves rolled up, just barkin' orders at us and telling us how lame we are.

Erin O'Brien said...

Thanks, gang. Will probably get back to a real recipe sometime soon.

Anonymous said...

Delightful. When I grow up I wanna be like you, and have a friend like Nin...
MR

Lord Basil said...

Here's a recipe for totalitarianism:

Re-elect Barack Hussein Obama in 2012.

ROTFLMAO!!!

Anonymous said...

Which one of you guys was supposed to be monitoring the ward this evening...he's slipped the harness again...MR
wv: 'bromoomm'...not especial interesting, but I can't decide if there are too many 'o's or 'm's-your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

In the future anything with the word "recipe" in it will be eaten by Chris Christie within 15 minutes.
(Sorry Andy)

RJ

Erin O'Brien said...

Actually, the Lord behaves himself pretty well around the Owner's Manual and is welcome to preach his views here anytime. And really, why the hell shouldn't he?

Hola RJ!

swine said...

Brilliant! I loves me the EOB.