Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sugar Snap Peas (Poem Meme)

Folks, I was very fortunate to get a good guest poet to write this poem. Guess who the poet is? Before I write the poem, let me explain how this came about. Actually, it's a bit complicated so with Jaffer's permission the majority of "The Story" has been taken from his post. He explained it well.

The Story

Olga the Travelling Bra, Jaffer, and I were talking about Sugar Snap Peas yesterday on Twitter, which all started from Jenn’s post about a salad bar in la-la land. Besides being busy globe-trotting, Olga wants everybody to toss that bag of chips out the window and start eating healthy.

One way to begin is to try a bag of Sugar Snap Peas. And because Olga wants you to at least try some, Jaffer proposed that we do a meme. But what kind of meme ?
I suggested writing a short poem and Jaffer jumped on the idea.

So if you are seeking a healthier life and add your artistic creativity to that, then grab a bag of sugar snaps and try your hand in composing a sonnet or a quatrain or an ode describing your experiences.

Make it funny, romantic or sarcastic, we want to see them all !

Need more inspiration ? Read Olga’s poem ! And Jaffer's poem too!

Here is the poem by the mystery poet. Can you guess who s/he is?

Sugar Snap peas
You are such a tease
Your green crunchy yum
Makes me full in the tum
But one too many makes it
all fall out my bum.

A special note of thanks to Jeffer & the mystery poet who essentially wrote this post. ;o)


Anonymous said...

This sounds mysteriously close to what Claire had commented at Olga's post !

It pretty good actually ! :o)

kellypea said...

Sounds like a sad state of affairs! You'll adjust. I love snap peas raw w/no dip and could (should) eat them all day long. Found you at Olga's, but I'm thinking you've been to my food blog, right? Regardless, thanks!

twofinches said...

Ah you are preaching to the choir here. Sugar Snap Peas have been a favorite snack of all my kids for years! But I will get creative and get something poetic down to idea

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi twofinches,

I like this post because so many people were involved in the creation of the idea, and it's really taken off! In fact 90% of the words here are someone elses. We've all pulled together. Hey, let me know when your done with your poem, and I'll come over and take a peek. ;o)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hello kelly-PEA, ;o)

Welcome to my blog!

It's good to see you! Yes, I peeked in on you. I found you via @@lga too. I'll stop by your place sometime soon.

meleah rebeccah said...

I missed out on all the sugar snap fun.

PS: Kellypea is one of my FAVORITE people On The Planet.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi meleah rebeccah,

Hey, get in on the sugar snap fun! Just write a poem, post it, & let us know. ;o)

P.S. *whispering* Ms. Kellypea is in my reader now. ;)

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...


Miss Moneypenny said...

This Pea Poem sounds similar to my song for my Grandchildren to encourage them to eat all their food!

Nana sings Yummy, Yummy to my Tummy comes out my Bummy using hand signals! :)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Miss Moneypenny,


Ummm, hand signals? Oh my! lol ;o)