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Tiger Striped Crescent

jrlewis's picture

Your raw words: butter,

Flour, eggs, salt, yeast, water


Into the oven

Sacrificing small lives for art at 400O

In the heat, butter creates air

Texture is born


Air             Pastry

Air            Pastry                        Air

A pastry of a poem

Good morning moon


alesnick's picture

tiger tiger?

These mysterious and good-smelling (but can I trust it??) poems are tasty to read.  Associate for me with Hanzel and Gretel.  This baking is coming at some cost?  Coming to morning is an attainment?

jrlewis's picture

small lives

I'm imagining the time it takes to make home-made croissants.  Quite an investment in time.  The sacrifice of all other things one might be doing, all other sorts of living.  Croissants, like poetry, seem to require a single minded devotion.  Or do they?  Is this poem, possibly about the cross over between croissants and poems?  Transliterature? 

jrlewis's picture

I have to ask, did reading

I have to ask, did reading these poems make you crave a croissant?

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