Day 18: Night Siren

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My sister Patty and I both have tremendous sweet tooths. Sweet teeth? While she’s been visiting, I’ve been eating even more delicious treats than usual. Donuts. Millionaire bars from a home bakery. Mercy. Here are just four of the treats we’ve had in the past week. This is not even half of the deliciousness.

And several of y’all have been sharing poems about treats, too. So no surprise that “chocolate” on the top line caught my eye. Even though chocolate isn’t my first choice in sweet treats, I do love a gooey brownie.  And I just thought about the way a delicious donut or treat makes me feel–as though I’ve discovered some secret treasure that I want to celebrate. That calls to me at night to come visit. That is so powerful it drowns out sense.

Okay, now that I’ve come out of my sugar coma…Dozens of Donuts by Carrie Finison and Josh Funk’s Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast series are the sweet picture books that come to mind. Yum!

What words will we be digging through today?

And here’s the card that we might pull our topic from:

So some possible topics are:

  1. kitten
  2. high
  3. wedge
  4. flat
  5. heel

Will you join in? Would love to see what you come up with!

 

2 Responses

  1. Laura, your brownie sounds heavenly. I do know what that is like to have sweets “drown music” and all other senses! I too only see sweets in the words lately, so I wrote about a brownie and a cup of tea.

    Brownie
    today
    genius
    inspiration–
    steamly black
    &
    a strong chocolate night

    1. Oh, this feels so coherent. Trying not to compare it to mine, but, sigh. I love “steamly.” I want to play more with adding “incorrect” suffixes to words. That’s one thing I’ve realized so far this month. Thanks for sharing, Denise!

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