Literally a month ago (April 13th) I was inspired to write a poem about apple pie, since Goodmommy had just bought us one for the first time in a little while. Ironically, today happens to be National Apple Pie Day. Apple is one of my favorite flavors of pie, right after sweet potato. To celebrate this delicious National Day, I will be sharing my original poem “Old-Fashioned Apple Pie.”
Although this will be the second time that I posted this poem on my blog–and you can view the first time by clicking HERE–I wanted to incorporate it into this post to celebrate the National Day and give any of you who have yet to read my poetry a chance to do so.
A golden shell flakes away As warm, bright apples dance along my tongue Criss-crossed crust Gaps every couple bites Sweet mingles with succulent In an old-fashioned apple pie In my mouth the dessert takes flight Like a butterfly that flutters with grace Across the light blue sky Every bite makes you want another It’s hard to say goodbye To the perfect treat to munch On a friendly, family Sunday brunch And when the journeys over You look down at your plate And see nothing but humble crumbs — “Old Fashioned Apple Pie” by Princess Q’Zion, written on April 13th, 2022. All Rights Reserved.
It’s really nice when you write something, let it sit for a little while, and then return to it with a fresh mind. I find it almost like how a home-cooked meal tastes better after the flavors blend over time. Now reviewing this creation, I begin to appreciate it more. For my first ever free-verse poem–which is drastically different compared to the tight rhyme schemes that I usually incorporate into my other poems–I truly think that this is spectacular. (Thank God!)
Hopefully this will inspire you that not only is it good to try new things at times, but also that when it comes to writing, sometimes we just need to take a break. And when we’re done, go back and review what we created.
Today’s advice: It makes it easier to see the beauty in your creation when you simply let it sit.
Thank you so much for reading! Have a blessed day, and may God bless you all! ✨