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20 August 2017

Sonnet Written Upon a Tim Tam

As requested by my friend Jim 

Yesterday I posted on facebook my pleasure
at eating Tim Tams and reading sonnets 
simultaneously, whilst also sitting in the sun
with my sweet cat. This post got a lot of likes. 

Then one friend asked, intending jocularity, 
'When will you publish "Sonnet Written 
Upon a Tim Tam"?' Why not? I thought, 
and replied, 'Tomorrow' – which is now today.

The taste is something between chocolate
and honey, a blend, and the texture also mixed:
creamy soft outside, the centre crisp yet melting. 

It takes six bites – or sometimes only four –
to savour and devour one whole, from the first
burst of joy in the mouth to the last lingering lick.












Linked to Meeting the Bar: Neruda and the free verse sonnet 
at dVerse Poets Pub.

14 comments:

  1. Oh they look wonderful and we dont have them in my part of the world, to our loss.

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  2. The banal made beautiful although as a non-lover of sweet things I know that what I call banal is to others sublime.

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    1. For a 'sweet tooth' like me, Tim Tams are indeed sublime. (Grin.)

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  3. Thank you, Rosemary. You seem able to take on any challenge. If only Woolworths would bring back the three bean Tim Tam: that one deserved an epic that I'm not quite up to writing. Your sonnet suits all.

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    1. Gosh, I am unaware of the three bean Tim Tam! Wonder how I missed it (and what exactly it was).

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    2. Right, I have now Googled and found out. Damn! I would have loved that.

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  4. I love the local candy - I think sometimes the candy we grow up with is the best there is.

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  5. Sounds a tiny bit like our Kit Kat. I, too, have a big ol' sweet tooth

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    1. Ah yes. We have Kit Kats too. Yes they are a TINY bit like – and bigger and better. (Smile.)

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  6. Oh now they look yummy...as yummy as this poem!

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  7. Is this an ad? Of course not. Too well written. (hee-hee)

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  8. Lovely, poignant stuff, but no sugar for me. Inspiring, yes, we need to write about anything.

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  9. Yummy yummy sonnet ~ What fun to write about this...now I feel hungry, ha ~

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