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Monday, April 6, 2015

NaPoWriMo Day #6/ Easter Recipes

Today's Prompt from Today’s (optional) prompt springs from the form known as the aubade. These are morning poems, about dawn and daybreak. Many aubades take the form of lovers’ morning farewells, but . . . today is Monday. So why not try a particularly Mondayish aubade – perhaps you could write it while listening to the Bangles’ iconic Manic Monday? Or maybe you could take in Phillip Larkin’s grim Aubade for inspiration (though it may just make you want to go back to bed). Your Monday aubade could incorporate lovey-dovey aspects, or it could opt to forego them until you’ve had your coffee. Happy writing!

A Hookah Bar Aubade

I work all day, I study Arabic by night;
dancing around the silk covered walls,
Friday comes alive in rose coloured light
and Egyptian beats and tunes don't stall.
Friends come to perform tricks with flare:
like memories from childhood, in the smoke rings,
I clearly see what was always there--
an ebony haired, ivory skinned Egyptian king.
Making all concentration impossible now,
an attempt to flirt in Arabic, I dread I fail
as the day draws closer; he exclaims wow
and responds back to me with a smile and email.
Yet, no interrigation, but a quick number give;
and a heavy hug with wondering how I'll live,
how we'll live, now that our eyes locked in haze.

As the the coals fade into the facade,
we take our last swig of Chai tea,
before heading back into the cold, odd
February dawn, before heading back to sea--
my king bids me a soft kiss farewell
and we head out onto the streets,
heading to the car, my friend laughs to tell
that the guy was totally hitting on me and sweet.
We laugh and on the drive home, out the window,
I see the sky turn from black-blue to pink,
the stars barely showing or a pale glow--
my Friday Arabian night back to reality sinks.

Mini Easter Cheesecakes
Makes 6

1 block (8 oz.) of cream cheese
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1/4 cup of sugar
1 egg
6 graham cracker mini crusts

Mix well. Scoop cheesecake mixture into graham cracker crusts. Cook for 25 minutes. As you cook, brown 2 Tbsp. of coconut flakes. Let cool for a few hours. Once the cheesecakes are cooled, build a nest of coconut and add chocolate eggs. Enjoy!

Yellow Peepsinthe

2 oz. absinthe
1 cube of sugar

Mix sugar and water into absinthe until it is a murky light green colour. Add the Peep to the top.


  1. Or Monday, Monday...
    Mamas and the Papas?
    Every other day of the week is fine!

    1. Best song ever!

      I have to edit my poem. I was exhausted while writing it.