Friday, January 21, 2011

nutty nuts

almonds
pistachios and cashews
I look at you with longing
macadamia I thought was a country
until I tasted it
my heckles rise with hazelnuts 
walnuts are my brain food
pecans I tasted only once
peanuts are ubiquitous
pine nuts I have by the handful
apricots are appropriate sweetners

"dreamy, creamy, yummy drive me nuts"

27 comments:

vivinfrance said...

Indeed scrummy yummy! I love that sign-off line.

Tilly Bud said...

I'm not a nut person but I think I've just been converted. Delicious!

Brian Miller said...

you sound a bit nuts...smiles. i do love almonds...

Bill said...

Here's a nice little haiku/senryu tucked into your poem

macadamia
I thought it was a country
till I tasted it

A classic 5-7-5 at that.

flaubert said...

What a yummy poem Gautami.
Pamela

moondustwriter said...

mmm drives me nuts - I love em and some I can no longer eat :(

Happy Weekend

Stranger said...

Deliciously nutty. I am a big fan of almonds, cashews, and pistachios. Yummy!

G-Man said...

Gautami....
An excellent source of protein and delicious!
Loved your 55 My Friend.
Pecans are my favorite!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End!

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Very creative, Gautami! I think you've also set a good, healthy example with your love of nuts.

(You're nuts about nuts! LOL!)

Nice 55!

Donald Harbour said...

Well that made me hungry. I cook with all the varieties you used in your poem. I agree with Bill on that neat little 'haiku/senryu tucked into your poem'. It was fun to read. Thanks.
Regards,
Don

Laurie Kolp said...

Lovely poem...almonds are my favorite...

Cad said...

I could eat a macadamia right now - if I had one! LOL

Tumblewords: said...

Never met a nut I didn't like! Great poem!

Linda said...

I love the litany--especially since I so enjoy most of them.

Elizabeth said...

Ah, something else we share, nuts. Love em, even though I shouldn't indulge, I must.

Elizabeth

Monkey Man said...

Now I'm hungry. I think I have some smiked almonds in the cupboard. Great 55.
My 55 is HERE.

caroleesherwood said...

never met a nut i didn't like. and no, i'm not talking about writers, though i like them, too. :)

Kavita said...

Love 'em cashewnuts and pine nuts! Yummyyyy!!!
This was a sweet cute nutty one, Gautami.. but very very tasty! :)

liv2write2day said...

Macadamia does sound like a country. That could be Hawai'i where they abound. Fun poem.

Shewriting said...

I like cashews...like you nutty poem here :)

Erin Davis said...

Wonderful, nutty tribute. Good point: Macadamia DOES sound like a country.

gospelwriter said...

I love nuts, and I think you're right, macadamia does sound like a country :)

Ramesh Sood said...

Last year it was all nuts for me.. till doctor banned them all.. well doen Gautami..

Dick said...

My diet has nuts high on the priority list so this celebration definitely hit the spot!

Jingle said...

Greetings, Happy Sunday! Blessings…

Friendship Awards, Enjoy!



Thanks for the support along the way.

Deb said...

Mmmm. Lovely post!

Bone said...

macadamia I thought was a country
until I tasted it


Oh, that made me chuckle.