Thursday, July 05, 2007

Baking Words-----Terzanelle-----Poetry Thursday

I have been on a reading spree. Best Sellers, Historical Romance, Whodunits, Animal related etc etc. So much so that I was confused for a while. This terzanelle is an outcome of that. Again posting it raw and unedited. It might appear vague to some.



Baking Words-----Terzanelle

Reading all those books gave me a headache
myriads of character spinning within my mind.
It would have been better if I had baked a cake

where in all that chocolate meringue one finds
nuts with glee, which can’t compare with books,
myriads of character spinning within my mind.

Plots thicken, cases solved, police chase crooks
with no avail. They too preferred to search out
nuts with glee, which don’t compare with books

of law, which, judiciary deals for weeding louts
out of the system. Sometimes police work hard
with no avail. They would prefer to search out

bakeries, where pastries don’t taste like card-
board pieces, baking is a pleasure- gloom dies
out of the system. Romances too, are so hard

to be anything but tender, seeds of hatred sigh.
Reading those books, no wonder gave a headache
so strong. Baking is sheer pleasure - gloom dies,
replaced by such hunger that can never be faked!


49 comments:

magiceye said...

liked it....enjoyed the read..

Steve said...

Sounds like an interesting cake!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Ilm always on a reading spree! Wish I could bake cakes as easily as I can read books!

Brian said...

Take about a mixed metaphor. I love the chocolate with nuts, sounds like a few books I've read recently.

Bernie said...

Hi gautami,
India IS most certainly on our list, but I had run out of spots to put it...
Just last year, there were some very good specials ex Sydney, I wished we had the money at that stage!
Did you read the next post as well? It was about the Sri Lankan food festival we went to... It was very nice!
Thanks for stopping by...

kenju said...

I know what you mean about characters in books. Sometimes they all blend together in my mind, but I doubt if I baked them all in a cake it would turn out well...LOL
Michele sent me today.

gautami tripathy said...

magiceye: Thanks. Welcome back!

steve: Does it?

crafty: I am no great bakers of cake either! I too am always readng.

brian: thanks! Some booksare like that!

bernie: I liked your list.

kenju: true! No cake would taste good with assorted characters!

:D

Borut said...

Well, the nutritious content of books and cakes!?:)

ozymandiaz said...

STOP! You're making me hungry :-)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

what a fun poem and an original idea - all those people as layers in a cake. sheer genius!

...deb said...

Great idea, packing all those books in a cake. It works so well and makes me smile, too. (And I am having a similar experience myself!)

There's an old-fashioned dessert called a trifle. Your poem put me in the mood of that, but is certainly not a trifle (I love that word.)

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

This is almost a reminder that excess in anything is a mistake, if it doesn't become mundane, it becomes confusing to the senses. Baking sounds relaxing, and I am now craving walnuts and chocolate cake!

Ghost Particle said...

i love baking. sounds cryptic, but the message is there open. Like the style.

Margie said...

Hi Gautami
I really enjoyed this!
Good writing!
It made me a little hungry for a piece of chocolate cake though....
chocolate is my weakness!

Thanks so much for the sweet visit!
I'm doing great....I still have no time to be posting though.

Hope you are having a wonderful summer and enjoying life to the max!
Take care!
I send hugs back to you!

Margie:)

marie said...

mmmmmmmm...I can taste those juicy words now. You have helped me see why I love those tasty morsels in books. You make difficult forms like the Terzanelle seem effortless.

January said...

I'm just impressed that you really enjoy writing in form. Admittedly, I've never attempted the terzanelle, but I'm so awed by your efforts. Nice job!

polona said...

books and cakes... oh yes, love them all :) and love the way you blended them in this terzanelle.

Tammy said...

Another inspiration and I enjoyed the form with characters and cake. :)

Don Iannone said...

Loved it. Enjoyed this poem. I love cake! Can I have my cake and eat it too?

Clare said...

Hi Gautami! I LOVE this -- I really do, right from the title all the way through. It has a wonderful energy and pace -- the words dance. Well done!
:)

HL said...

Must be all that physics ;-)among your favorite books! I like it.
ab

Rav`N said...

*lol* that was a great read. although I have to say, if you're getting a headache form reading maybe you're reading the wrong books :P

chicklegirl said...

The more I read, the more I think what I write is a product of what I read--and I loved how your poem put a tasty twist on that, how the words are baked into something different, more delicious than just the sum of their ingredients. I loved the different images you used, and how you tied it all together.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

you're coming up with new forms over and over, aren't you. :)
Very nice!

Rob Kistner said...

Gautami -

You baked a tasty poem... ;)

Absolute Vanilla... (& Atyllah) said...

books, food, dreams... all about the kaleidoscope of life.

floots said...

cakes and books
"these are a few of my favourite things"
loved this approach
thank you

Pauline said...

a good connection between the food of the mouth and the food of the mind!

Just a trumpet player said...

Liked the read this morning !

Michele sent me ; have a great weekend !

Going to snoop around a bit now...

Pat Paulk said...

Feeding hunger of the mind is a good thing. But, I never say no to chocolate!! Enjoyed and made me HUNGRY!!!

Writer on Board said...

Thank you for the cake and the inspiration and all...

Linda said...

I love to read, and I love to bake...therefore, I read cookbooks and cooking magazines!

Michele sent me today!

Elisabeth said...

Yum! Cake and books, two of my favorite things.

I'll be back to read more!

craziequeen said...

Michele sent me to see your poetry, and to learn what a terzanelle is......

:-)

cq

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

I absolutely LOVE this... breathtaking in the extreme.

Thank you for posting it!!


Be back for more soon.


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

kenju said...

Michele sent me back, Gautami. It is too hot here to bake! I hate to turn the oven on when it is about 90* outside.

MissMeliss said...

Hello, Michele sent me. I've been reading a lot, too, but haven't been inspired to write cool poetry about it.

Baking's good too, though.

All Blog Spots said...

nice blog

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Wonderful! It sounds like you read a lot of very interesting thought provoking goodies!

Thanks for your visit and your sweet comment! Come back whenever you are able!

paris parfait said...

I love reading even more than baking or eating sweets. Very entertaining poem, Guatami.

Diane said...

Hi Gautami...Michele sent me! Your poem is lovely and evocative. I love to read too and the jumble you describe feels familiar!

c.s. said...

absolutely brilliant writing, this one!

Pip said...

I think both you and I have been spending a lot of time reading and in the kitchen! I've bought a Mary Oliver book on poetry form, so I aspire to your depth of knowledge of the matter.

Rethabile said...

Cool. Form bends to your will with such facility!

Stephanie Davies said...

I loved it!! I'm a fellow book lover, and a tea FANATIC (I blog about different tea all the time, right now I'm doing a "teas for ads" on my blog :) I enjoyed meeting you and reading your stuff...keep up the great work! :D Here from Michele's tonight!

Carmi said...

What a lovely poem. It's going to be rattling around my head every time I walk into the bakery near our house.

Hope you're having a wonderful morning in India!

gautami tripathy said...

I used to be scared of form. I was always comfortable with the free verse. One of my friends, Stanley Shiel encouraged me to read the structured poems more often before attempting one. I took his advice.

Sometimes I too am amazed that I can write structured poetry.

All of you are so encouraging too. THANKS!

tumblewords said...

Forms are as difficult for me as baking a cake or... I enjoyed your poem!

Michelle Johnson said...

What a wonderful way to organize all those characters running about in your head. A delightful read.