19 October 2009

Monday Mission: Nonet

Beige grains in the old green Mason jar
In suspended animation
Await warm water and food.
Feed them the miller’s wheat,
Flavor them with salt.
Knead, rest, rise, bake:
Crusty joy,
Magic.
Bread.



This post has been a Monday Mission, this week's mission being to write a post in the form of a Tanga or a Nonet. I think I'm done writing about bread, at least for a while.

11 comments:

Life As I Know It said...

You are REALLY making me want to bake bread lately ;)

Gwen said...

I don't even know what a nonette is, but crusty bread sounds pretty darn good.

flutter said...

heaven

de said...

definitely magic.

YourFireAnt said...

It is usually spelled nonet. A nine line poem, the first line of which contains 9 syllables, the second, 8, the third 7, and so on.

T.

YourFireAnt said...

And very nice poem, Maggie!

T.

painted maypole said...

now i'm hungry. for bread.

I love "magic" It is magic, isn't it?

lovely. thanks for playing.

Furrow said...

Bread is magic. And poem-worthy.

mayberry said...

Love this. Times 9.

alejna said...

Mmmm...bread. Tasty poem, Magpie.

Mary G said...

Love it! Must try it myself. Also, the bread.
Your blog is always fun. Thanks so much for being here.