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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 527

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a recipe poem.

For today’s prompt, write a recipe poem. The recipe could be the featured element of the poem, or something mentioned in passing. Also, the recipe could be for a food item or a metaphor for something else (like the recipe for making friends). I hope today's prompt provides a recipe for fun poeming.

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Here’s my attempt at a Recipe Poem:

“Fried Taters”

When I was young, I liked maters,
but not as much as fried taters,
so I asked granny how they cook,
and granny replied as she shook,
"All you do is cut them real thin,
grab a small pan, and throw them in,"
but when I tried, the taters stuck,
and granny said I had bad luck,
until the day I found that grease
made my tater cooking a breeze,
though to this day understanding
no one cooks taters like granny.

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