Poetry Friday and National Poetry Month 17/30: Sourdough

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This National Poetry Month(NPM), I am writing and sharing original poems about food, family and feasts. Sundays will be a day to reshare a poem from the past. A list of links to previous poems is HERE.

Thanks to Laura Shovan, I am back in the sourdough business. Sourdough pancakes, bread and tomorrow, banana bread. There is something to be said about playing with sourdough.

So today, another Golden Shovel poem with a quote from Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

With bread all sorrows are less.
~Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

we hunker down with
the pandemic blues, a loaf of sourdough bread,
hard cheese, a bold red, all
the ordinary delights to cure the sorrows
swallows are
swooping and diving, for a moment the troubles are less

©jone rush macculloch (2020, draft)


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12 Responses to Poetry Friday and National Poetry Month 17/30: Sourdough

  1. With bread, all sorrows are less! Yes, what a great phrase. Thanks for this golden shovel. We have done the same meal, and it seems to heighten the joy of simple pleasures.

  2. cvarsalona says:

    Your poems this month have been yummy, Jone. I am a bread lover so not only did your poem ignite my taste buds but eased my mind for just a few moments.
    the ordinary delights to cure the sorrows

  3. jama says:

    Fabulous golden shovel. Yum, sourdough bread!!

  4. Oh, I love this, Jone! And we are celebrating Easter today with our daughter, as this is the day they celebrate in Cyprus, where she usually lives. She made flauna, a filled pastry–not quite bread, but I’m going to share this poem before we eat! Thank you.

  5. Kay Mcgriff says:

    We are on the same wavelength with the sourdough bread this week. Lovely golden shovel–both the bread and the swallows make things just a little better. Enjoy your bread!

  6. Tabatha says:

    How nice that Laura set you on your sourdough path! Sourdough banana bread is a first for me. Great quote you picked to beat the pandemic blues 🙂

  7. mbhmaine says:

    Bread, cheese and wine–a trifecta of culinary goodness. I love the quote you chose for your golden shovel strike line. It’s perfect!

  8. maryleehahn says:

    Bread and cheese and wine…nothing better!

  9. laurashovan222 says:

    Food and inspiration, Jone! Thank you for writing about bread baking. (I have to post my sourdough poem from last year’s food poetry project!)

  10. Leigh Anne Eck says:

    Food abounds this week for Poetry Friday. Maybe it is the “pandemic blues.” Yes, we must savor those moments when the troubles are less.

  11. Linda Mitchell says:

    ahhhhh. lovely. Normally, I try not to eat bread. But, my son has become a baker. And, we just asked for our first batch of starter. Yikes! You are right. Troubles are less with good bread.

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