Jam tart days

Memories of flour-filled, jam smeared baking days with my Grandma came flooding back with today’s Napowrimo prompt;

Today, I’d like you to write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe! It can be a recipe for something real, like your grandmother’s lemon chiffon cake, or for something imaginary, like a love potion or a spell.

My response:

Jam Tart Days

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Tea towels, pans and wooden spoons 

Baking on sunny afternoons  

Billowing flour clouds fill the air  

Yellow butter smears everywhere 

 

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Every surface sticky with jam 

My happiest days with beloved gran 

Her pantry of love was fully stocked 

Care and kindness overflowed pots 

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Laughter and joy constantly bubbled

Hugs and kisses soothed my troubles 

Those apron days have long since passed 

But grandma’s lessons forever last 

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The empty apron makes my heart ache  

Though she’s with us as we marinate  

As my children learn how to treasure  

Every moment with equal measure 

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9 thoughts on “Jam tart days

  1. Wonderful as always Nic. 😎

    Scones:

    Baking & flaking
    Rubbing into crumbs

    Butter, fruit, sugar & flour
    A mixture between your thumbs

    Roll & shape
    Fresh scones inside an hour

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