Sunday, 2 April 2017

Recipe to make a Fox Lass

Recipe to make a Fox Lass
(Day 2 of NaPoWriMo challenge)

Preheat the woods to flourishing.
Add books upon books to the pot
of her head when it is nicely soft.
The more the better. Stir and stir.

Sift in some violent incidents;
DNA disasters, familial blood.
Backslap until feral, threaten the
drunk fist. Repeat and repeat.

Add a decent splash of whimsy
to temper the coddled melancholy.
This mixture is prone to splitting
so handle gently. Knead and knead.

Sprinkle with death. A little poison
helps the development of her crust.
Add a few drops of unrequited lust
at this stage, roll out. Cut and cut.

Lastly, spread with a thin layer of friends.
Let the love she feels for them sink fully in.
Dust with sugar to sweeten the belonging.
Then the cruel part, bake until burned.

When she is casseroled long enough to hurt,
cool until frozen. Your Fox Lass is complete.

21 comments:

  1. Oh! That gave me goosebumps! What a powerful poetry!

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    1. thank you very much for that. Foxes like geese ;) xx

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    1. :) It was so unsure what it wanted to be, so I just quietened my head down and let it write itself. Lots of books though ;) xx

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  3. My sweet Marcy! Beautifully wrought, as always... That "repeat and repeat" and "cut and cut" and , of course, the final blow.. "cool until frozen' is so chilling... <3

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    1. Aw, thank you, my lovely. Will be over to see what you've been up to in the next few days or so. I'm determined to do some actual reading this go around, be buggered ;) xx

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  4. I absolutely adore the imagery and vocabulary of this. I hope you don't mind, I'm including a link on each of my own NaPoWriMo posts to a fellow participant's poem I really liked and I've decided to link yours. =) Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. wow, thank you very much, truly. That is so lovely of you. I'm very much looking forward to coming and peeking at your work, and it will be lovely to have that extra recommendation to other poems as well :) xx

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  5. What a way you have with words. This was truly wonderful - well done. And congrats being featured poet.

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    1. Ha, yes, when I peeked in this morning to see what today's prompt was, it was a lovely shock to realise this had been chosen as the featured poem. I'm very happy (but still quite shy about it, mind ;) ) Thank you for stopping by and giving it a read xx

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  6. Wonderful imagery. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. This is a very impressive poem. Good going!

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  8. excellent ...horrifying intriguing effects ///gives the creeps

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  9. Enthralling. Exquisite. Extraordinary. Thanks!

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  10. 'Smacks of a line we so loved to quote in high school Shakespeare class: "Double, double, toil and..." etc.!

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  11. That was eerily wonderful. Well done!

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