To Holiday Cookies!

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 - InForm Poet
Christmas Cookie Pantoum

"As we begin preparations (I know of a guy who is twenty-four days away from one hundred poems to Christmas) for the big season, we see the staple of most Christmas tables rising to the top. CHRISTMAS COOKIES are on our minds and so we will use that as fodder for our poetic pursuits, incorporating them into our poetic form which is the PANTOUM."

Do not use a plastic cookie press,
only iron or stainless will do.
You'll be able to tell a tree from the rest.
Cutout cookies will work well too.

Only iron or stainless will do.
Sprinkle with red and green sugar mix,
then move on to thumbprints–all will thank you
as they decide which flavor jam to pick.

Sprinkle with red and green sugar mix;
now you are in the holiday spirit.
Hope your oven does not go on the fritz,
If so, sing Christmas songs; you know the lyrics.

Try baking some gingerbread folks.
Do not use a plastic cookie press.
Resist temptation to give them pokes.
You'll be able to tell a tree from the rest.

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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3 Responses to To Holiday Cookies!

  1. Love the tension of never, but about to, rhyme. Kept a cadence present in the almost almost almost almost, almost again… complete. Healthy hearth of tension and/or distension. Regardless, there’s a syzygy, a dynamic double star-system orbit playing into this piece. YES is a word.


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