National Poetry Month: 1/30 Maybe the Universe

Welcome to National Poetry Month (#npr2020). This month, I will be sharing original poems about food and family. In these times of sheltering, food is comfort. A list of links to previous poems is HERE.

First up is a poem about Graham Cracker Pie. When my husband and I were dating, we discovered that a pie recipe had been in both families for ages.

Maybe the Universe

Maybe the universe had a sign
one decided by two different coasts
by two different recipes
one with cinnamon, one without

Maybe the universe had a sign
for Graham Cracker Pie
A custard from ancient Rome, so luscious
A meringue, a light halo

Maybe the universe had a sign
to sandwich the filling between
crushed Graham crackers, sugar
and liquid butter nectar for the crust

Maybe the universe had a sign
that two grandmothers would bake
pies, a Saturday night treat, so that
we would see we were meant to be

©jone rush macculloch (2020, draft)

Please feel free to join me with your own Food, Family, Feasts poems.


There is still time for Student Poetry Postcards. In this time of social distancing, they might bring cheer. 
I have about fifty postcards created by students. I want to sent them off to good homes for National Poetry Month. Please sign up below.

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3 Responses to National Poetry Month: 1/30 Maybe the Universe

  1. margaretsmn says:

    The universe and Graham Cracker Pie…they had a plan.

  2. Kay Mcgriff says:

    Yum….delicious poem!

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