Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Thusday Think Tank #50 - Chocolate

Most poets are foodies and most foodies are poets. It kind of goes hand in hand if you ask me. Being a foodie has nothing to do with the ability to cook (although many can). Being a foodie is just being able to enjoy great foods prepared in many ways. If you scour our blog roll and the poetry blogging community as a whole you will notice that there is many a poet who also dabbles with food blogs or something similar. So this week with the help of Makhi we have decided to tease and tempt the taste buds and stomachs of the poets who frequent this site. What better temptation than chocolate?

MMMMM chocolate just saying and thinking about it makes my mouth actually water. I am partial to the cherry cordial. I just love biting into a yummy chocolate cream filled nugget. The simple taste of pure chocolate is multiplied the second the cherry and cream burst into your mouth. OK I should stop or I might end up sounding like a Danielle Steele novel.

This week write about chocolate. It could be the stale chocolates found at grandma’s house or the fact that your little brother always bit the heads off of you hollow chocolate bunny every Easter (I hold no grudges). Maybe you remember a lover who bribed you with chocolates or a Valentine day with Strawberries dipped in chocolate. Maybe you just want to finally get to swim in that river of chocolate you watched on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as a kid. Whatever it is you think of and write about, use chocolate in some way.

This may not be the easiest Think Tank we have done but at least I know it will be the tastiest. Give it try and then share it with us. We can wait to see what we bite into with the selection of chocolate poems and prose you will provide us this week.

This week’s prompt, quote and photo was provided to us by Madhumati Manjunath .  Thank you  for an inspiring prompt and helping us out here at Poets United.  If you would like to know more about Madhumati please visit the blog below:
If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.

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1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.

2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.

3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.


  1. Can't wait to read the delicious results of this prompt! Just posted mine.

  2. figures I have this new responsibility to blogger and it starts acting up. starting to annoy me. Any way I enjoyed this one-actually been thinking about chocolate since 7 pm last night!

  3. This one already was. I will work on a new one, too.

  4. Mine's got all kinds of sweets, including chocolate.

    My favorite chocolate: Lindt Excellence Chili

  5. Thank you so much Robert! The idea was mine, but i can in no way take credit for providing the photos.

  6. fav dessert.

    I can't wait to see these choco tales.

  7. Mine is not very uplifting, it's a poem I started yesterday. I just changed a few lines to fit the prompt. Thanks for being here.


  8. Wrote one specifically for the yum prompt. Hope everyone enjoys it!

  9. Poets United,

    I really enjoyed the flavour of this poem!


  10. Chocolate isn't it a marvelous thing?

  11. Eileen, I loved your poem, especially "the bittersweet taste of love" but there wasnt a comment box for me to leave one.

  12. I can't wait to read everyone's; I found this very difficult. I went with short n' sweet, this time ;-D

  13. This was actually harder to make than I thought. Mine is also short and sweet, try to make it fun by rhyming it. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone, and make sure you have some chocolate.

  14. Pregnant women + chocolate = Drunk husbands

  15. i didn't know most poets are foodies ~ i started out as a foodie. {smile}

    chocolate ~ what more is there to say?

  16. I just wrote another limerick that concerns health studies and items like chocolate: Healthy Complaint.

  17. I just posted my first Thursday Think Tank Post in months!! Oh how I've missed you poets of Poets United! *chocolate covered kisses*

  18. Hi Poets United! Oh how I've missed you!
    Please read my first entry in months....
    Dr. Chocolate's Rx

    *chocolate covered kisses for everyone*

  19. Have just found your site !!!! luckily had already written a ditty about chocolate ..look forward to reading others ...many thanks !


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