I'm not one to turn down a challenge, but I realized I already had several pie haiga in my files:
So as not to feel like I was cheating, I wanted to create a new haiga for Jama, but as my mother was always fond of saying, "the best laid plans of mice and men do oft go awry." This poem, not a haiku, came almost unbidden, and who am I to say, "no, I need a haiku today"?
All poems above © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
Head down Mississippi way to visit with Keri at Keri Recommends for the Poetry Friday Round-Up.
That is a beautiful tribute to both pie, your heritage and your (I assume) mother or grandmother! And done so beautifully on the image. It would make a nice gift to family members who remember the pies!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Donna. I do like the way the poem and the simple painting worked together.ReplyDelete
Okay, you've sent me straight to pie heaven with this post. What wonderful word and image pairings. APPLE PIE -- poignant and revealing, a lovely tribute and bit of family history. Love the last stanza especially; it was unexpected but so real, a treasured tidbit hidden under the crust. :)
I hope you realize that now I must have some apple pie this weekend . . .
Apple pie should definitely be on the menu! Now, if I could just get someone to bake one for me...Delete
Interesting how those words arrive, more memories than you imagined, more peeling away of layers to investigate who you are. I love the middle verse, Diane, "did it merely validate/the ascerbic already in me?" I'm happy Jama asked you to write a pie poem, but also like the others above, too!ReplyDelete
The ones above are definitely more fun! Especially that pie eating contest one!Delete
A delicious selection today, Diane! Your tastes may lean toward sour, but your words are most definitely sweet.ReplyDelete
I like my apple pie sour, but I do also like a bit of sweet taffy.Delete
The blueberry and peach haiga are great examples of trusting your reader to make connections. Isn't it amazing how cooking immediately connects us to family history?ReplyDelete
Yes, it does, and that's a topic that's always interested me. Has it been a theme at Little Patuxent Review?Delete
Diane, you never do anything half-baked. I'm so glad Jama tossed you an oven mitt - these are wonderful (and I'm not surprised you had some pie haiga already in your files!)ReplyDelete
I do love the new poem, but your "grandma's album" I'll carry around in my mind/heart for a while... thanks for sharing all of these!
It was amazing to me that I had so many pie haiga! I have to admit, I do love pie, I just don't eat it often.Delete
I love every one of these, Diane! Delicious :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Tabatha, I'm glad you like them!Delete
I love so much about your Apple Pie poem, Diane, especially the last line. >>we came to love the sour<<. Scrumptious post!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Carmela. I like it too, but, 6 months from now I'll probably want to rewrite it!Delete
July and blueberries, my idea of heaven! I love that last stanza, Diane - coming to love the sour. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or taster...it's whatever was imprinted first, and how, that makes something beloved, right?ReplyDelete
Right, Tara. Many taste preferences are a result of early exposure. And many taste dislikes may be a result of something unpleasant that happened while eating, and the food becomes associated with the unpleasantness, really has nothing to do with the taste. For example, when I was young I ate some butterscotch hard candy. I developed a headache and to this day, I don't eat butterscotch candies.Delete
Diane your pie post is (◕‿◕｡) deliciousReplyDelete
Thanks, Gillena! What kind pie is popular in T & T?Delete
I am now hungry from pie! Thanks, Diane.ReplyDelete
It's been a while since I've had a piece of pie. I could go for some right now!Delete
Mmmm pie! Your peach poem makes my mouth water. =)ReplyDelete
Bridget, the only thing better than a ripe peach is pie made from ripe peaches!Delete
Here's another post that resonates with Laura S.'s beginning of the roundup -- it's how we tell the story. What a Big Truth that is!ReplyDelete
Here's what my writerly inquiring mind wants to know -- how do you catalog all of your poetry so that you can (effortlessly?) pluck out the pie poems?
Ha, ha, Mary Lee, no cataloging involved. You'll notice that all the poems I included are haiga. I have haiga in 2 photo files on my hard drive (before 8/13 and after 8/13--that's the date when one file was getting too unwieldy, so I started a 2nd one). It's really easy to browse through the photos. Otherwise, keeping track of haiku, which are untitled, is a nightmare!Delete