Monday, December 31, 2007

Bake and Plate 2008

The cooks are baking resolutions
That taste like nasty convolutions
So long delayed the restitutions
So why not work with substitutions?

The chastening powder of firm resolve
Is granular—it won’t dissolve,
But I’m not lost in futile time
I’m busy, busy, mixing rhyme.

I’ll cook ’08 with slack protraction
And a gentle fold of interaction
I’ll blend and whip into distraction
A sweeter batter of abstraction.

And this is how the mix is done —
With tone of nature, blaze of sun,
With reflux of nostalgic lime,
A bit of sage, a dash of thyme.

That is how you bake ’08
And then you serve it on a plate!



sharryb said...

Sounds yummy!

Jayne d'Arcy said...

Sounds fantastic! Have a great New Year, Roberta! I'll see you in '08.

Matty said...

Absolutely smashing! I love the poem also! Wishing you & your family the very best this year.
Roberta..I notice lately your writing is full of energy and life. I think you're on a roll.
See ya next year! I'm looking forward to what you'll come up with in the New Year. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Roberta! All the best to you and Hub!

Buffy & DH

Dick said...

You certainly whip up a fine rhyme, Roberta! Happy New Year to you & yours.

Anonymous said...

Thank you and a wish for you and yours for a new year of peace, good health, prosperity, and happiness.

susan @ spinning

Pauline said...

What better meal than blaze of sun,
Or tone of nature (best well done),
Nostalgic lime, some sage (or none),
Served up so well by one so fun?

Happy '08 Roberta!

joared said...

Happy New Year in 2008 to you and family!

Roberta S said...

Hi sharryb, jayne, matty, buffy, Dick, susan, pauline, and joared. Lots of comment-mail for me this morning. I felt like the Queen while doing up royal responses to royal friends.

So now a cheery toast to you all and a reminder to check your comment mailbag. I don't think I missed anyone but if I did here is a special wish just for you...

Have a Very Happy Soul & Heart Prospering New Year!.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Yep, I want that scrumptious tidbit served to me EVERY year. Oh, you are a fabulous cook Roberta.

Happy times in 2008...and beyond.... ~Joy

Roberta S said...

Hi joy. Thanks for the lovely card. Much love and peace and joy to you as well in the NEw Year!