SOLSC19 2/31: Saturday Shadorma

It’s March and the Slice of Life Challenge. Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for providing space for writers.

March is filled with fun challenges. Actually safe to say that if you look hard enough there will be a challenge for every month to embrace creativity and push the envelope.

On Facebook, my friend, Laura Shovan, does an annual poetry writing event in February. It’s being held in March this year. The theme is food. Poems exists in the kitchen and on the table. Yesterday was BREAD. My shadorma for today is about the exquisite and can’t-find-them-anywhere-on-west-coast bagels.

I had the lucky fortune to visit Utopia Bagels with my niece when I visited last October.

Saturday Bagels in Queens, NY

each hand rolled
fresh doughy pillows
kettle boiled
from Saturn’s sesame rings
found utopia

©jone rush macculloch

The Shadorma is a Spanish style form of poetry with a 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllable pattern.

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4 Responses to SOLSC19 2/31: Saturday Shadorma

  1. Ramona says:

    Oh my! My kids were in NY recently and took their freezer sealer thingy. They brought us bagels sealed in plastic.. I’d forgotten how delicious NT bagels are!

  2. khays41 says:

    I need one of those bagels!

  3. Gail Aldous says:

    Nice, Jone! I can taste and feel “doughy pillows”! Great use of senses! I love “extracted from Saturn’s sesame rings
    found utopia”! Alliteration, word play, and surprise ending! Maybe Utopia bagel shop would like to buy your poem for advertising.

    I can’t eat bagels anymore either, unless GF and then they aren’t “doughy pillows”, but I wish I could!

  4. Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski says:

    Thanks for teaching me about a Shardorma! I love it and now am longing for a bagel, warm and with cream cheese. I’m a New Yorker so bagels are here for the taking but bagels do not love ME and do not help me with my health goals so I rarely have them, if ever. But a girl can dream of a bagel….

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