For Miz Quickly’s Day Two: All About Heat

Miz Quickly’s Day Two: All About Heat

I.
I Remember Rain That Felt Like Silk

I’ll be an old nag, obdurate, and
still sucking on a Werther’s Original
by the time temperatures soar like
what Attenborough’s always saying,

and I reckon the wind will blow
eight-beats to a measure with your
hair-blowing cyclonic in your face,
with brown-burnt grass torched

off the ground. That sort of heat is
muscle-loosening, and you’ll be
always tilting forward, ’cause that’s
what you do just before you faint.

But I doubt I’ll see it. I’ll be an old
nag, still sucking on a Werther’s.

©Misky 2021

II.
Bits of Bread (for Stream of Consciousness Saturday)

The oven’s hot, rippling heat through
the grills and grates. Takes half of
Sunday to get it up to smoking speed,
and a bit of last week’s pork roast fat’s

rising through my nose like intoxicating
incense. This afternoon, baked a loaf
of pumpernickel rye, and a sourdough,
that takes nearly 2 hours, and then

I used up the oven’s residual heat
for a Yorkshire pudding that took off
rising like an echo. If I had the dialect,
this pudding would feel right at home.

For Miz Quickly’s Day Two Image prompt, and the second piece is for #SOCS Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021

31 responses to “For Miz Quickly’s Day Two: All About Heat”

  1. 👍Brilliant. Put the pudding in the post, and address it to Hobbo! 😂

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    1. I think you address it first, and then put it in the post. Trust me, I’m the daughter of a postman… Glad that it looks proper though!!

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      1. 🤣 It looks well nice!

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  2. I need to go have breakfast 🙂

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    1. Enjoy! and thanks for the SOCS prompt.

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  3. Oh, Misky, what can I say?
    I skipped the SoCS today as I’m kinda punked out after doin the Miz Quickly thing (I always struggle, trying to remember how to do audio — not that I do it often, or well, but it wore me out anyway.)
    Enough about me.
    BOTH of your works totally blew me away. I hadn’t heard of Werther’s Originals in ages, so thanks! That piece is friggin HOT!!! (Side note: I went to grade school w/ the (great-?)grand-daughter of the founder of Werther’s Originals.)

    And that SoCS piece is equally awesome. I drooled, reading it. Can you send me leftovers?
    Have a great weekend, Sister.

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    1. Thank you, Ron! So glad that you liked them both. I’m afraid there’s nothing left of Yorkshire pud. We ate it with a few Cumberland sausages and black pepper gravy. The rye and sourdough are still cooling – no cutting them until they’re completely cool. I’m off to read yours now!!

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  4. Wonderful poetry, and the Yorkshire Pudding looks fantastic! Please send me one too 😀

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    1. Thanks, Ingrid! 😂 Unfortunately, the Yorkshire pudding is all gobbled-up.

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        1. Oh dear… 😚

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  5. you like your sweeties!

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    1. I don’t smoke; very rarely drink; I have a weakness for sweets. And Wotsits. 🤣😇

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      1. I had some Wotsits about a month ago – first time in years. My weakness was always wine gums but I need to be careful now.

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        1. Mr M (also diabetic) shares your weakness. I buy sugar-free ones on Amazon for him. Holland and Barrett also have them sometimes. He likes these https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07ZL1MBGS/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_YWNZ91FYDHSR7QCRJR7Y

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          1. I went the other route – I eat full-sugar treats, but can only have a few grammes of them.
            It’s weird though, the link between a sweet tooth and diabetes. I’m not sure it just goes one way. I think there is an element, at least, of being diabetic, so craving sweeter things.

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            1. There might be some truth in that.

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  6. I like Werthers. The pud looks fabulous. We may have Fall here some day soon.

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    1. (I can’t get the combination of accounts and computers to let go of Miz Q for comments without making it a pain to sign back in. She needs to get her own darned computer.)

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      1. What if you put the WP app on your iPhone, logged in as Miz Quickly, as just used that?

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    2. That pud is savoury, just like a Dutch Baby but with no sugar. It’s howling outside. Trees are nearly bare. Depressing.

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  7. Just fabulous! I particularly love the first one probably because I don’t have strong associations with Yorkshire Pudding. I really do love the descriptions.

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    1. Thanks, Wormsie. ❤️ I was thinking of you today, hoping you’re feeling fairly okay.

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      1. So far, so good, thanks! ❤

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        1. Thank you. I’ll sleep easier tonight knowing that.

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