The Write Recipe

Eff! This is a full re-post, and not the fencing kind. (en garde!) No, this yellow card is reposted because WP ate this original post, and I wanted to link the publication to the kudo on my new/old HOME pagey-page. An especially good reminder to always back up your work–100%. I do in both HTML coding, and Word Doc–I have every single post ever posted—even the surreal ones. O hello ell! The name’s Kay…;)  Anyway. I totes suggest you do the same, lest you lose yr best. 🙂

Originally published by: SPECTRUM Literary Anthology, CCS @ UCSB, 2007 # CLVIV


I seasoned my work–an I amb stew,

with a measure of memory; added two

leaves of Bay that swooned, and cried–

to melt inside

my roiling page.


Wrote leaves of Sage to follow,

Its Self-Important Syllables

Too Savory to Swallow

in one gulp

so I ground them into pulp



Diced tender shoots of Time and

threw basted dreams in



a sprinkling of rhymes.


Shook similes and tried it,

tossed images inside it

Added more



…and a dash of…

… hesitation…


…’four afterthoughts went

streaming in

my steaming combination,


I turned it down to low, and next

Stirred and Stirred and left my text


as is typically my style.

Dreamt something else a little while.


But when the odor grew too strong

I was lured before too long

to whisk and sift, my well done word,


And while It seemed to be

Overdone In Spots, to me


with Purple Prose,


–and a trace too much erase–


Overall the things I chose

Tasted right in place.

Put a smile on my face.


And it thrilled with its frilled bones.


The seared slab of life my own

Truth, topped with my bundle of say-

My Book garni,

an elegant finish

to enhance

an Aged Soul.


And since my wit had simmered and mellowed for so

Many years

I served it up,


In dishes edged in gold

Full of my tale untold


Delicate menus in flowing script

tucked into napkins there,

inviting You to Dinner

with a

Place Card

at each chair.


To read more great poetry blending writing with “other activities” click the bolded link to surf Monque Rockliffe’s site and read: Let Rested Soul Magic’s Flame Reignite


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