Friday, August 21, 2015

Poetry Friday

I've missed posting for almost two months, but happy to jump in late with a favorite poem by Kristine O'Connell George.  Last week we finally had some cool weather, so my daughter and her husband tried out the fire pit at their housewarming.  I was too stuffed for s'mores, but did manage to roast one marshmallow to perfection.  When I was teaching, late summer was a time of preparation for the new school year. Retirement provides me additional time to savor summer and revel in two more weeks until school starts and summer officially ends.  

Toasting Marshmallows by Kristine O'Connell George

"I am a careful marshmallow toaster,
a patient marshmallow roaster,
turning my stick oh-so-slowly,
taking my time, checking often.
This is art---"
You can read the rest of the poem here.

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  1. I'm with the 'slow', but do know others like her brother, Ramona. What a fun poem. Glad to see you back!

  2. Great poem, Ramona! I like "pillowed confection."
    It does seem not quite fair that the quick eaters can eat so many more!

  3. Welcome back Ramona. I love this poem. I like to think I'm the careful kind, but have to admit to getting distracted and burning them more often thatn I'd like to admit.