Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Verse First~Food & Writing....Writing & Food

Verse First ~ Food & Writing ... Writing & Food


Welcome to VERSE FIRST, where simple notions prompt amazing poems.
Today's notion?

FOOD & WRITING ... WRITING & FOOD

Food and writing. Writing and food. They so often go together. Ours bookshelves and reading nooks, kitchens and dining rooms have been inhabited by food writers and their inspiring work for a very long time. Consider   Jean-Anthelme Brillat-SavarinElizabeth DavidM. F. K. FisherMapie de Toulouse-Lautrec and Martha Stewart, to name just a few.

Today, ponder your favorite food, restaurant, bar or cafe'. Think about what makes your mouth water, piques your gustatory interest, causes you to crave. And then write about it. Just make certain you elicit that same interest in your readers.

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14 comments:

  1. nice...let me see what i can come up with between now and planning period kim....a cool exercise i tried about a year ago was to rewrite a recipe into a narative poem...

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    1. Sounds like a great exercise, Brian. Cannot wait to see what you create.

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    2. ah. crazy day...had a fight in my classroom...so my planning was taken up in conference...will work on it this evening...smiles.

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    3. Brian, sorry you had a rough day. I know they say it comes with the territory, but why does every classroom seem like WWF wrestling? I think it's hormones in everyday food, plus dyes... and Grand Theft Auto plus poor parenting. Hey, I was a single mom and we spent our evenings together, reading! Amy

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  2. Another fun challenge that has me anticipating dinner :)

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  3. Grabbed a first impression I had while reading this fun prompt. I may try to be a little more elegant after sleep.

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    1. I cannot get my poem to enter itself. Please fix it! http://susanspoetry.blogspot.com/2013/10/emily.html
      (Unless it's a sign that the poem shouldn't be.) G'night folks.

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  4. well tried!! :) thanks Kim. ll check out on others soon!

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  5. Late to party, but Kim, you have inspired me to try my hand at adding my pen and pencil sketches to my poems. Thanks for giving me courage, also Margaret and a number of other poets. But I have an original Kim Nelson in my gallery.... in my office! Love to all, Amy

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  6. I'm a little late....but better late than never! Really enjoyed the prompt, gave me the opportunity and inspiration to write about my favorite drink...coffee! :)

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  7. I am late...but, I really enjoyed writing on this prompt. I spend hours surveying, talking to my plants everyday...so this came out of that habit. Hope you enjoy, my friends.

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  8. Thank you for a wonderful prompt, Kim! I'm sharing a piece on NYC cafes and linking it to the Pantry as well today. Smiles :)

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