Up With Cake

Written for dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #79, “Up with Poems, People”  (posted by De)
“This week’s word is our tiniest yet. Today, I want you play with the word “up.” Noun, verb, adverb, adjective…this wee word is versatile, and can be tossed into the mix in so many ways.”

Fal;ing Up

Shel Silverstein

Got up with an urge
to bake me a cake,
nothing fancy will emerge.
Pineapple upside-down cake, I will make.

On the bottom, pineapple rings
maybe some bright Maraschino cherries,
butter, brown sugar–makes sweetness sing.
I am on the upswing, feeling merry.


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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35 Responses to Up With Cake

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Mmmmmm. Yes, please. I would love a slice! 🙂

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  2. How nice it is. It’s too bad you can’t share it online

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  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    I’ve never understood why they don’t call it downside up! Either way, it’s YUMMY

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  4. msjadeli says:

    Yum, they are a tradition in our family. Nothing tastes better with a cup of coffee or tea ❤


  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the thought of an upside-down cake for an upswing.


  6. Misky says:

    Ooooh, such a yummy poem!


  7. lynn__ says:

    It’s been too many years since I tasted my mother’s pineapple upside-down cake…thanks for the delicious memory, Sara!


  8. This sounds delicious Sara! 🙂💖 xxx


  9. I haven’t had one of these for years. You describe it with such zest – I can taste that warm pineapple.


  10. This is cute! 🙂


  11. sanaarizvi says:

    My goodness you re making my mouth water!! ❤️


  12. Mr. Walker says:

    Fun! A little inspiration from Shel? My desire for cake is on the upswing.


  13. Easy Bake Cake Poems
    Taste So Sweet Now
    Best Part oF all no
    Calories and
    i ain’t
    do the
    Recipe hehe..
    And This Metaphor
    Will Go On Forever in Human Colors
    Now With no Calories to Eat Aromas Taste…:)


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