"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Magpie #30


Three for the price of one! I love this simple image of

a bitten apple carelessly left on a magazine page...

and being me I wrote three ...you choose which one you

like and if you have the time-let me know.

And once again, thanks Willow for this venue!



Memories

Apples, apples apples.

Mere images of apples

Make my mouth water

And my mind wanders

To our past family dinners

With pork roasts and applesauce

And spicy hot apple cider

Warming cold hands returning

from snowball fights or walks at night

And best of all the Dutch Apple Pie

That I now make while remembering

Christmases past

While looking forward to today.


Apple Haiku #1


Crunchy bites

Sticky juice drips down my chin

Crisp delight


Apple Haiku #2


Cold hands grasp

Warm mugs of apple cider

Spiced with love



Pauls's favorite Dutch Apple Pie

Below is a photo of the recipe-

click on the photo to enlarge so you can read it! I use parchment paper on the bottom
and the sides of the springform pan. That way nothing sticks! Very rich and yummy.

40 comments:

Helen said...

Apple haiku #1 .... love it!

Kristen Haskell said...

Apple Haiku #1 is also my favorite. I would also like a piece of that dutch apple pie but I could perhaps be satisfied with a recipe if that is at all possible?

JeffScape said...

"Memories" has my vote!

dana said...

Although haiku #1 seems to be more in keeping with the hint of oriental mysticism, I prefer Haiku #2 because I enjoy a straight forward "HEY YEAH" after I read something. lol

Martin H. said...

The apple, so versatile...just like you are with words.

Caty said...

all three are great, but now I'm in the mood to bake an apple pie!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Number one paints a picture. I find that appealing.

Linda said...

Both the poetry and the pie are tops. I could really go for a slice.

Sue J said...

Lovely memories. Could you send me a piece of that pie. It looks absolutely delicious :)

Tumblewords: said...

Memories is a priceless slice of life - family, food and holiday. My favorite (at this moment). :)

Stafford Ray said...

Haikus are Ok, but apple pie poems are perfect!

Re politics here... we are in flux between several ages.
Domination and cooperation.
Fossil and renewable.
Image and reality.

Whatever the main parties do, it takes a small party like the Greens to initiate change. That's what's happening here! So exciting.

Systematic Weasel said...

I loved all three of them. Wonderful magpie! =)

-Weasel

Lyn said...

I love them all..the list of pleasures..yummy food really got me! #1...

Brian Miller said...

oh i like the first as it stirred up quite a few childhood memories...nice magpies...

ninotaziz said...

We enjoy the triple treat. But I loved Haiku #1 best!

Nes said...

Hmm...I can't decide between both the haikus which is my favorite! What wonderful imagery you have painted. Great Mag! Or, Mags! :)

Claudia said...

they are all three very nice - but my favorite is the haiku no. 1 - fantastic - and the picture - yummy…

here's my magpie

rudy said...

I have to say I like the #2 haiku best, but all three are nice. Ah, and the Dutch apple pie looks soooo good!

spacedlaw said...

Yum for the haikus! They make me wish for apple season.

Jinksy said...

Gives a new meaning to nice as pie... :) lol

Deborah said...

Excellent magpie x3! :o)

NanU said...

I like the last one best, with the spice.

Angie Muresan said...

I love them all, Kathe! Why should we have to choose?

www.angiemuresan.com

Deels said...

While I am in the mood for reminiscing "Memories" evokes such lovely scents and sounds but think the sheer simplicity of haiku#1 wins the day.

Patience said...

I like them all. Totally gonna check out that apple pie recipe, it looks soooo good!

Jim Swindle said...

Memories, definitely (but I'm an old sentimental softie!).

emily wierenga said...

my mouth is watering... i have to say, i like apple haiku #1 the best... short and deliciously sweet. thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Lena said...

The first one! The thought of warm hands, cold walks and hot spicy apple cider! Winter imagery, I adore!

Rachel said...

They are all filled with warm goodness but I like haiku 2 the best since I like the image of "cold hands grasping mugs of hot cider spiced with love." Seems we are both on the same page thinking delicious autumn thoughts. :-)

Reflections said...

Enjoyed all 3... the apple pie looks yummy. Will now have to find something to satisfy the craving.

little hat said...

loved the apple cider haiku.
lovely rhythm and as warm as the words

Abhilasha-The Desire said...

Liked all the 3, but my best vote goes for the first, Memories. It paints a cosy picture you can almost relate to... and do share the apple pie recipes.. I'm sure after reading your mags everyone's craving for it..

Carrie Burtt said...

Kathew this is just awesome...so much to take in here....with a recipe and all! Delicious Magpie!
:-)

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Hi K. I like all three but the one about memories is my favorite. Makes me want to bake an apple pie. Thanks for stopping by.
QMM

signed...bkm said...

Oh you had to throw in the Yummy picture of that apple pie...I am hungry...Nice Magpie...bkm

Tina said...

I liked them all, but apple haiku #2 is my favorite. They were all three very vivid. Thanks also for stopping by at Life is Good. I appreciate your nice comment.

ds said...

Is it all right if I enjoy them all? So nice to know there were other families out there who had applesauce with their pork roasts: I could taste that whole poem--happily. Haikus are perfect. Thank you for sharing all of these, and thanks for the kind words you left on my blog...

Lydia said...

Apple haiku #2 is my favorite. In fact, I love it.

Would you believe that I have never made an apple pie?
Oh my!
I might try
This recipe by
and by


word verification is somewhat appropriate-sounding: "ovencip"

ninotaziz said...

After reading it again, Haiku #2 kinda grows on you. It's more emotive.

ninotaziz said...

After reading it again, Haiku #2 kinda grows on you. It's more emotive.