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    Food of Love Poetry Game

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    UnknownChef86
    Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:06 am
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    In this game, each player will take the given subject and make a poem with it. They will then provide a subject for the next player to use. The subject can range from food ingredients to food dishes to food preparation to...you name it. icon_smile.gif

    Don't feel constrained to the "usual" poetry form, as there really is no such thing. Here are some examples...let's say the subject is "herbal teas".

    Rhyming (the ending words rhyme...sometimes consecutive, sometimes alternating)...
    Can't you see,
    I drink herbal tea?
    Hot or cold,
    Mellow or bold...
    To me it's just a necessi-tea.

    Free-Form (there's no specific form to this...it's a bit random)...
    Herbal tea ebbs and flows
    in my mug,
    colors swirling
    in the wash of hot water,
    the flavors coalescing in a
    tsunami of taste.
    More, please.

    Acrostic (read down on the left side...the first letter of each sentence makes a word or words)...
    Herbal
    Essence,
    Redolent with
    Beautiful
    Aromas,
    Leaves

    Tastebuds
    Eagerly
    Anticipating another
    Sip

    Haiku (a form of Japanese poetry...always three lines...always with a structured format: first line, five syllables; second line, seven syllables, third line, five syllables. Not words...syllables)...
    Herbal teas are nice.
    I prefer to drink them hot.
    But cold is good, too.

    Limerick (This takes a little more explaining. It's a humorous poem containing five lines, with a very distinctive rhyme and rhythm pattern.
    Rhyming: The last words of the first, second, and fifth lines all rhyme with each other. And the last words of the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other).
    Rhythm: The first, second, and fifth lines all have the following rhythm pattern {da DUM da da DUM da da DUM}. The third and fourth lines have a different rhythm pattern {da DUM da da DUM}).

    It’s been said that we eat with our eyes.
    Not a stretch if you look at my thighs.
    If it’s true, I’m in trouble,
    ’cause my eyes, seeing double,
    just ate up two orders of fries!
    (above limerick is from the Portland Food & Drink 2010 Limerick Contest)

    Don't let poetry intimidate you...it's really quite simple...and lots of fun once you get into it! icon_smile.gif

    So I'll start with the first subject, then leave a subject for the person following me...

    Chocolate yummy.gif

    Chocolate is a treat to behold,
    worth its weight in kingly gold.
    But I wish it didn't stick around...
    a permanent place on my thighs it's found!

    Next subject: Lettuce
    dana01
    Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:13 am
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    Lettuce be kind
    Lettuce be sweet
    Lettuce unwind
    Lettuce just eat!



    Soup
    UnknownChef86
    Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:21 am
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    Hi, dana! wave.gif
    Love the poem! icon_biggrin.gif

    Soup is nummy,
    Soup's divine.
    Soup's a favorite
    meal of mine!
    Chunks of meat,
    veggies, too,
    all that flavor...
    and good for you!
    Spices, broth,
    and so much more,
    don't let a drop
    hit the floor!
    It's all so good,
    yummy, and how...
    I think I'll get
    some soup right now! icon_biggrin.gif

    Pineapple
    dana01
    Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:30 am
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    Hi UC! wave.gif
    You can tell I stink at poetry - I skipped that class in school icon_lol.gif
    You're awesome at it!!


    Pineapples are odd
    but wonderfully sweet
    they're good for your bod
    especially your seat
    So eat all your veggies
    And all of your fruit
    They're packed full of goodness
    and vitamins to boot



    Zucchini
    UnknownChef86
    Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:58 am
    Forum Host
    Thank you...but I wouldn't say you stink at it at all! You're doing great! And I've been writing poetry off and on since I was 12...so I've got a bit of a head start. No worries...just have fun with it! icon_smile.gif icon_wink.gif

    There once was a boy named Zucchini,
    Whose mom, it would seem, was a meanie.
    In trying to be posh
    Her son's name was a squash...
    That poor little kid named Zucchini!

    Peppermint
    dana01
    Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:07 am
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    icon_lol.gif


    Peppermint Patty was her name
    her sister's name was the same
    it was all so confusing
    the name they were using
    It was their mother who was to blame



    Raisin
    UnknownChef86
    Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:17 am
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    icon_lol.gif

    How about some raisin haiku? icon_biggrin.gif

    Raisins are tasty.
    Wrinkled, ancient little grapes.
    But not for cookies.


    Peanut butter
    dana01
    Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:09 pm
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    What is Peanut Butter for?
    for making cookies
    sandwiches
    or eating straight from the jar

    It pairs with things
    other than jam
    but before you say yuck
    remember...
    you could always eat spam
    icon_lol.gif


    can you tell I used to be a preschool teacher? LOL


    Stew
    UnknownChef86
    Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:28 am
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    Nahhhh...other than that peanut-butter perma-smear on your pants... icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif

    Spuds 'n carrots in gravy sublime,
    Onions 'n celery chopped up fine,
    Peas 'n corn fit right in,
    Forget the beef? Almost a sin!
    Such comfort food, it would almost do
    to bathe in it...but I'd be in a stew!

    icon_lol.gif

    Oatmeal
    dana01
    Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:47 am
    Forum Host
    Wow, that's great!! icon_biggrin.gif


    Here lies the case
    where oatmeal is great
    but at our place
    it's such a debate

    it sticks to our tummy
    it sticks to our bowls
    should I make it more runny
    or make cinnamon rolls?
    icon_confused.gif


    Marshmallow(s)
    UnknownChef86
    Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:35 pm
    Forum Host
    dana01 wrote:
    Wow, that's great!! icon_biggrin.gif

    Here lies the case
    where oatmeal is great
    but at our place
    it's such a debate

    it sticks to our tummy
    it sticks to our bowls
    should I make it more runny
    or make cinnamon rolls?
    icon_confused.gif


    Thank you. icon_wink.gif

    I like the "zing" at the end! And while I like oatmeal...I'm for the cinnamon rolls!
    icon_lol.gif icon_biggrin.gif

    Marshmallow creme,
    marshmallow fluff,
    oodles and oodles
    and mounds of the stuff!
    Eating it, though,
    can be quite tricky...
    if you're not careful,
    you'll wind up sticky! icon_biggrin.gif


    Gumdrops
    dana01
    Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:06 am
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    You're GOOD, I love that one too icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif


    Who doesn't love candy
    chewy sweet and dandy
    from suckers, chocolates
    and pops
    to caramels, tarts
    and gumdrops

    It's dentists and moms
    who care the most
    it's healthy white teeth
    they want to boast




    Shrimp
    UnknownChef86
    Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:54 pm
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    Shrimp are tasty,
    Shrimp are nice.
    Shrimp are best served
    cold as ice.

    Shrimp are nummy,
    Shrimp are fine.
    Shrimp go well with...
    hey, that's mine!!!

    icon_lol.gif

    Egg nog
    Karen Elizabeth
    Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:36 am
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    Egg nog
    not like fog
    more like smog
    yellow mush
    whats the rush?

    egg nog icon_sad.gif




    grenadilla
    UnknownChef86
    Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:46 pm
    Forum Host

    A granadilla is a fruit
    Which I found after research...
    what a hoot!
    The innards are pulpy
    They look like slime!
    The seeds are edible
    if you have the time.
    The skin is fragile
    but feels a bit hard.
    Soft, orange and gooey...
    Won't be on MY dance card!

    Sorry...had to look it up...can't say it looked like something I'd eat on purpose...the seeds look like half-grown fish-eggs. icon_eek.gif icon_lol.gif

    Peanut butter
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