Re capture Longfellow's Trochaic Tetrameter.
SOUP FOR HIAWATHA (in trochaic tetrameter!)
Boil the water in the kettle, empty it into a pot
Cut the garlic, and the onion, wash the lentils quite a lot.
Slice the squash and leek and onion
Cry with tears of happiness.
Carrot, garlic, red potato, bay leaf, pepper but no salt.
See the froth fall and rise, from the gathering in the pot
Skim the froth into a cup, careful now, for it is hot
Lower heat and make a coffee, Terry’s gone now, Ken is on.
Sing along if you know it, add a cube of chicken stock.
Squeeze tomato pureé gently, stir with vigour, lower heat
Open wide the kitchen window, hear the sounds of cars compete
Twenty minutes after cooking, liquidise the soup you’ve made
Smell aromas most inspiring, wash the ladle and the pot.
Add a knob of saltless butter, let it cool, and go to shop.
See the tins in Tesco sitting, instant that and instant this
Stock again the main ingredients, chat to friends, you’ve really missed.
They will see you’ve cut your finger, lift it up and then explain
Cutting garlic isn’t easy, sharp the blade and sharp the pain.
Then for tea-time, set the table, fork and knife and pudding spoon
Taking pride of place beside them sit the bulbous soup spoon doon!
Set a place-mat and a coaster on to which cold water place
Serve the soup then with eyes closed, bow your head, and say the Grace
By the shore of River Nith. By the shining Solway Sea
Works an author making soup, this writing block made recipe.
SOUP for HIAWATHA
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|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|MAde clam soup myself today, but the easy way, cannced potatoes, canned clams can of chichen rice soup opened by mistake for cr of mushroom soup, anyway it was quite tasty soup and have another bowl left for dinner tonight, no cooking again. Hard to cook for only one person so soup is a main staple of mine. Yours sounds delicious too.|
|Reviewed by Rafika Anderson
|Exquisite soup AND poem, Miller! Yum!|
|Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa
|Simply beautiful, enjoyed it.|
|Reviewed by Sandi Schraut
|Dang, Longfellow would have been proud of this!!! and I bet the shores of Gitchigoomie did not have as tasty a meal as you have just made.....Sandi|
|Reviewed by Charlie
|I absolutely love this! Mister Caldwell, I must read more of your stuff--Charlie|
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|Miller you are so creative! Love this little poem>.......M|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Gotta try this...thankfully I LOVE SOUP!!