Written for:  Carpe Diem #909,  Sweetness

Hamish on Sweetness

Who does not have a sweet tooth! Sweetness could be said to be the sense that ensured our survival up to today… our ancient primate ancestors in their natural settings looked for sweetness intensity in the plants and berries they ate. Sweetness intensity indicated energy intensity. while bitterness indicated toxicity. Our high sweetness detection threshold and low bitterness detection threshold predisposed our primate ancestors to seek out sweet-tasting (and energy-dense) foods and avoid bitter-tasting foods.


She could not eat sweets
like creamy pineapple flan–

but shared her old recipe

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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One Response to Craving

  1. ihatepoetry says:

    Very nice. Ah, flan!

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