Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Baklava Baby



Baklava Baby

I'm nutty with a little spice,
I'm flaky, but I'm sweet.
I stick to you like honey,
but I'm really tough to beat.

I have layers like an ogre*,
a most complicated mess.
Sometimes I even scare myself,
I fear I must confess.

I'm nutty with a little spice,
I'm flaky, but I'm sweet.
I stick to you like honey,
but I'm really tough to beat.

At first I look quite fragile,
as though I will fall apart,
then you find I am quite solid
more a sum than any part.

I'm nutty with a little spice,
I'm flaky, but I'm sweet.
I stick to you like honey,
but I'm really tough to beat.





* In Shrek, the title character tells his companion that "ogres are like onions" because they both have layers.

5 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I wanted to taste this!

mariacristina said...

A delicious poem, that readers of any age would enjoy!

sister AE said...

Thanks, Gautami and Cristina. I have some left in the kitchen, but it is going fast...

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

A fun poem and so accurate. The bakeries will love you for the increase in sales by your readers.

sister AE said...

Thanks, Marcia.