How To Win My Heart

Written for:  Friday Writings #63:  What's Cooking?

"I recently became aware of recipe poems. They can be literal instructions for food preparation, or they can be metaphors, about creating anything else you can think of – but they need to be structured to have some resemblance, however slight, to an actual recipe."

"So this week’s optional prompt, for those who would like one, is exactly that: to write a recipe (whether literally for an actual meal, or metaphorically for anything else at all)."

Blend 30 drops wit
with 20 drops compassion.
Mix until blended.
Add a taste of music,
a generous sprinkling
of books, a dusting 
of ocean breeze, 
and 2 heaping
cups of romance.
Blend until smooth
and silky.

Voila!  You have
won my heart. 

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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14 Responses to How To Win My Heart

  1. marja says:

    Oh love this


  2. Oh yes, that’s a winning recipe for sure!


  3. how many does this serve? 😉


  4. Beautifully done. Funny how wit turns out to be such a key ingredient in what’s needed to win a heart.


  5. Helen says:

    I am going to top your recipe with a dollop of whipped cream!


  6. Cressida says:

    Great recipe to win a heart !


  7. 1gus1 says:

    Wonderful! I remember writing a recipe involving my very young children, travelling form UK to Germany in 1970.
    It was heartfelt, and probably recognisable to many young mothers travelling to join their husbands


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