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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

D is for Doughnut

And here we are at day 4, a day for doughnuts; a fourth day of putting forth poems aimed at the 4 to 104 set.
I give you 4 doughnut poems.  I cannot eat doughnuts.  I am not eating sugar.  It's okay.  I'm fine with it.  Have your doughnut.  I'm okay.  With it.  Really.  I am.  Fine.

D is for Doughnut

Doughnut
Raised, Filled
Cut, Fry, Sprinkle
Circle, Hole, Cake, Pastry
Dunk, Munch, Savor
Sugary, Crispy
Donut

© 2012 Donna J.T. Smith
Tagxedo Theme: Denim Parachute
Font: Designers
Poetry form: Diamante

Here's the recipe for a Diamante Poem:
Noun
Adjective, Adjective
Verb, Verb, Verb
Noun, Noun, Noun, Noun
Verb, Verb, Verb
Adjective, Adjective
Noun
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
And okay...this one just popped into my head, donut know where it came from...not a diamante...just a doughnut poem...

Donut you think doughnuts are great
Sprinkled with sugar and on a blue plate?
I'd eat them for breakfast and eat them for tea
I'll give you one, if there's one left for me!

© 2012 Donna J.T. Smith
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Oh, no!  Not another one!  I m-u-s-t   s-t-o-p!!!

Goodness, gracious, me, oh, my!
I do not want a piece of pie.
I just want doughnuts piled up high.
Give me doughnuts or I'll cry!

Goodness, gracious, me, oh, sigh!
I ate those doughnuts piled sky high!
I think I'll just crawl off and die -
Next time I'll have that piece of pie!

© 2012 Donna J.T. Smith
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
And everything should have its own acrostic...
Dunked in coffee, tea
Or milk,
Usually fried in
Grease or lard; With a
Hole in the middle,
No one could resist one
Unless they'd just eaten
Too much pie!

© 2012 Donna J.T. Smith
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Do you want to know more about doughnuts?
Try these links: 
A history of the doughnut.  
Want to hear Mitch Hedberg's sketch about doughnuts?  It's here on YouTube. (Thanks, Steph, for the heads up, I found it!)
Have a delicious day!

22 comments:

  1. YUM! I might have to stop at Krispie Kreme on the way to school now -- all your fault!!! :-)

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    1. Oooh, we don't have Krispie Kreme in Maine. Lucky you!

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  2. Really, I am laughing now! I was a little hesitant to click this link so early in the morning. I wasn't sure I could resist donuts. Then I read the first poem and thought a filled donut would be so good right now, but I resisted. Then, however, I read another donut poem and another and another. I'm thinking I might have to have a donut now. I enjoyed the rhythm of "Goodness Gracious Me."

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    1. Yeah, it's dangerous to write about food like this...

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  3. ok- its official I'm hungry! I want a crueller

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    1. I'll have a plain crueller with a nice strong black coffee to go, please!

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  4. Well, love them all, but especially that one that just spewed out: "Goodness gracious, me, oh, my!" You have this way with words that always pleases, Donna. (Glad you're not eating sugar, but donuts are certainly sweet to contemplate.)

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I loved your poem today.

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  5. Doughnuts. You've made the day of policemen everywhere! :-) Have a lovely challenge this month! Roland

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    1. Ha! True...I wonder if the sale of doughnuts was up today. Enjoyed reading your excerpt today.

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  6. We don't eat sugar here, either.

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    1. I've cut out sugar for just over 3 weeks. Lots of stuff has sugar - it's a tough job when you don't consume the substitute sweeteners either. Those doughnuts just wouldn't be the same!

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    2. It's been almost 4 years for us. Once I got over the soda, I was pretty much okay.

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  7. Now look what you've done... must.... eat.... doughnuts!!!

    Nice poems :)

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    1. Well, tomorrow won't be as addictive! You will be safe.

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  8. Great poems & very doughnut in theme :o)

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    1. Thanks! Loved your pictures on your doughnut post!

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  9. One of my favorite jokes from one of my favorite comedians, Mitch Hedberg:

    “I bought a doughnut and they gave me a receipt for the doughtnut... I don't need a receipt for the doughnut. I give you money and you give me the doughnut, end of transaction. We don't need to bring ink and paper into this. I can't imagine a scenario that I would have to prove that I bought a doughnut. To some skeptical friend, 'Don't even act like I didn't get that doughnut, I've got the documentation right here... It's in my file at home. ...Under "D".'”

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    1. Sounds like a great sketch. I wonder if it's on YouTube...yes, it is! Cute. Love it! I'm putting the link on the page.

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  10. Donna,
    Thanks for the suggestions on my post about commenting at Reflect and Refine. I thought I'd try returning to a blog to let you know I had replied.

    Great suggestions!
    Cathy (now I'm off to eat donuts for the 2nd time today!)

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  11. I'm not sure if I like you very much right now. I am so hungry for a doughnut but we have gone Paleo and no doughnuts in my near or far future. I do love how you added the recipe for making my own poem so I guess I forgive you.

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    1. I know, I know! I wrote this before I gave up sugar. I don't think I could/should read and dwell on these poems too long! Today's poems are not as appetizing, so you're safe again!

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