Fresh-Baked Bread

Fresh-Baked Bread

A Poem by barleygirl
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been baking some good stuff . . .

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What I enjoy most on a warm winter day
is a tradition that’s gone by the wayside
punching and kneading my worries away
stretching soft dough keeps me occupied.

Wanting my ritual to last all afternoon
I’m prone to engage in double-proofing
shunning the use of machine or spoon
only bare hands can avoid any goofing.

Pungent live yeast and drizzles of honey
enhance the irresistible wafting scent
there’s no need for plenty of money
baking fresh bread is a day well spent.

Whiling away these leisurely hours
savoring the constant draw of desire
after sprinkling the seeds of sunflowers
toasted nuttiness is lifting me higher.

Fresh from the oven my little loaf steams
waiting to slather butter on my first slice
finally my tongue is drenched in dreams
and my belly is long gone to paradise.




© 2017 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
Thanks (again!) to emmajoy for always helping me find something bright to write about when it can feel like there's nothing but dreary news on the horizon! *smile*

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I LOVED this. very colorful and fantastically written work. simple yet inspiring enough to take me into the kitchen with you and get my hands and apron dirty with flour and dough. :) I look forward to reading more of your work, and check out some of mine if you have the chance :)

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Days Ago

Thank you very much for sharing your enjoyment of the bread-making process! *smile* I will definitel.. read more



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Inspirational indeed. I love bread to death, and home made is the best. So every word was read by me with out most attention, so much so that I felt the smell, and could visualize every move. That is how good the construction of this poem was.
Very well written and certainly relish!!
Hugsss
:-)
Sil

Posted 6 Hours Ago


I LOVED this. very colorful and fantastically written work. simple yet inspiring enough to take me into the kitchen with you and get my hands and apron dirty with flour and dough. :) I look forward to reading more of your work, and check out some of mine if you have the chance :)

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Days Ago

Thank you very much for sharing your enjoyment of the bread-making process! *smile* I will definitel.. read more
your poem has lifted my spirits as well Ms. Barleygirl ..so many memories of helping me Ma bake bread .. all those aromas and bright light sunning the kitchen .. ahhhhhhhhhhh! i learned how to do it for myself when i left home ...the experience is all that my friend ..thank you for this lovely memorable poem
E.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

ahahahaha ...i love you Marge ;) i also do cinnamon and caramel rolls ... just like me Mum's .. God.. read more
barleygirl

1 Week Ago

I love your new profile pic . . . gorgeous dog & you're not half bad lookin' either! *wink! wink!*
Einstein Noodle

6 Days Ago

ohhhhhhh ...yes ...Bella is the sweetest ...and you are very kind to include me in the picture ... m.. read more
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Nothing quite as delicious as warm fresh baked bread....especially homemade! I remember making loaves of challah bread with my grandmother....I could almost smell the aroma wafting through the kitchen as I read your words. That butter will melt into the bread in a heartbeat....yummy! Wonderful! Lydi**

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Week Ago

Love your response to my favorite cooking pastime lately! *smile* Thanks for sharing (((HUGS))) Fond.. read more
Great! Now I kneed bread! Delightful!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Week Ago

There's nothing like it, fresh from the oven! I could live on it *gobble* Fondly, Margie
Ok money bags! Kneading the bread makes you the winner I’m tasting your poetry from more than a half mile away and all I can say, cut me another slice you cute dough maker!

Regards,
Al

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Week Ago

Love! Love! Love! This is the most tantalizing review I've gotten in weeks. I'm very tempted . . . y.. read more
Alfred Kukitz

1 Week Ago

Whoa!.........
Double proofing? You're an animal! lol I can smell the yeast, feel the dough, beneath my fingers, and smell the delicious aroma. Thank you I want bread!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Week Ago

I also double the yeast just to get that really yeasty hit of aroma! You're hilarious & thanks for t.. read more
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Ooh, the smell of freshly baked bread.
Lashings of butter, cheese, pickle, smply deeeeelishus.
Thank you for getting this ol' fella salivating with your well made poem.


Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Week Ago

I like to watch food programs on TV & then I'm inspired to write about the lusciousness of some favo.. read more
This poem reminded of my grandmother baking bread. It took me back to her kitchen. Nice work!

Posted 1 Week Ago


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barleygirl

1 Week Ago

Thanks for sharing that lovely memory! *smile* Fondly, Margie
Nothing beats home made breads .. your words express the warm wonderful feeling one gets from bakung and then eating this comfort food... of course with lots of real butter

Posted 1 Week Ago


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barleygirl

1 Week Ago

I don't eat butter on lots of things, but on freshly-baked bread, it's necessary! *yum! yum!* Thanks.. read more

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