Do you know…I am still thrilled with my poem “River”. I wrote it over twenty years ago, and it still deeply registers with me. It is one of the few times in my life when I found the right words to convey how I was feeling in a poetic style, and I did it as a teenager! Normally, poetry is not natural to me at all. So that poem means so much.
In “River”…it all came out, and it came out with such creative flare, such lyricism. I am still astonished at myself. If I never manage to write anther meaningful poem again, it matters not. “River” is my poetic statement, my message to the world.
We now have a world exclusive for you, not even our special BAKE OFF judge Jeanne has seen this yet! I am a little scared myself! But in the spirit of fun – which is what this weekend is all about – here is something we hope will make you smile!
We have already featured three amazing WordPress poets this weekend:
At very short notice, we found ourselves with a slight scheduling issue this weekend, and not knowing who we could ask at the very last minute to think up a poem for the BAKE OFF. Yet, wanting to keep to the plan of having a least two poems each day, with the clock ticking, a rather dubious duo teamed up to try to produce a poem – of sorts – to commemorate their baking adventures in the name of the WordPress community!
Yes…if you have not guessed already, Gary and Mel have ventured into the world of verse and between them have actually written a poem.! Please don’t look so scared! It’s not as terrible as I was expecting it to be when we set out. It even rhymes!
Gary and Hawklad were coming all the way down from Yorkshire for afternoon tea
But when Mel looked in the fridge there was nothing but cabbage and an old piece of brie
After rustling up some up some loose change and running down to the shops she was all sweaty
Her panic passed when she found all the ingredients for a caramel betty
But Mel would soon need to panic as they arrived with homemade weaponised baking
Cream scones resembling hand grenades just handling would a dangerous undertaking
An angry Nettle spongecake so full of attitude that it had tattoos and a pair of bovver boots
And don’t mention the Soufflé with a half life of thousand years as it continues to pollute
Red-faced Mel carved her congealed custard, and then offered her guests one lump or two
Over burnt apple filling, a soggy bottom, and caramel like superglue
While sampling each others cakes, they laughed and reminisced of baking memories in youth
Until Mel turned to Gary and cried, "Your concrete cream scones have broken my front tooth!"
So Gary’s fine baking went in the bin, Mel’s shattered tooth was the final straw
Time for Mel’s signature sponge cake, good job we had a pick axe and chainsaw
So an afternoon of undercooked and burnt offerings, the only edible food, the cherries
Which just goes to show, we all should have just stuck with Cookie Dough from Ben and Jerry’s
Please don't take this personally Gary, I truly would not want this to sound mean
But the next time we have an afternoon tea party, we really should invite Jeanne
I think we both need to practice our kitchen skills, if we hope to improve our bakes
And learn from other great bloggers to avoid injuring each other with our cakes
Yes….Gary and Mel have traversed from the world of baking into the world of poetry – scary isn’t it!!!!
It’s ten o’clock here in England, which means of course – poetry hour!! It is time for another of our very special poets who have penned wonderful poems inspired by THE 2021 GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE OFF FESTIVAL OF LOVE!
Yesterday, I somehow managed to link the wrong poem when we featured Puman as our special guest poet! I don’t know how I managed to make such a silly mistake! But please do visit the correct poem. Puman has really honoured us by penning this stunning poem for the BAKE OFF, and I do feel sad I let her down.
Please do visit their sites and read their wonderful heart warming poems!
Our next special guest poet is our dear friend Kristian, the creator of Tales From The Mind Of Kristian, who has penned a poem that really touched our hearts. What a tough time we have had as in so many parts of the world, we were protected those we love by observing stay at home mandates. There is no denying that it was challenging for so many of us. After many months of sacrifices, many of us have started to be able to enjoy the chance to meet together again.
Surely we will never take for granted the importance of being with our loved ones, sharing tea and cake with them, as well as lots of hugs!!
Kristian’s delightful poem “Love And Cake” is like the warmest hug! We love it. We are just sharing the first two lines with you here, because we would love you to visit Kristian’s site to read the entire poem!
In case you had not already noticed – ten o’clock is the official POETRY HOUR for THE 2021 GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE OFF FESTIVAL OF LOVE!!! Yes that’s right, this weekend, every ten o’clock, morning and evening (GMT) we will be bringing to you one of our special guest poets that we are honoured to be allowed to feature.
We are so proud of our talented poets on WordPress. At ten o’clock this morning, we featured the wonderful “Recipe For Love Cake” from the romantic poet who can melt hearts Gentleman Dave, the creator of The Poet’s Kiss. If you missed his poem, please do take the chance to visit his site!
Our second special guest poet is our beloved Puman, the creator of Peaansunpluggedblog. Puman has written a poem that combines romance with baking in a way that will truly quicken your pulse! We are just sharing the first two lines of her poem “Love Is A Piece Of Cake“, because we would really love you to visit her site and read the entire poem for yourself!
One of our favourite features of THE GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE OFF is the chance to introduce you to some very talented poets. WordPress is such a great platform for bloggers and writers to express their interests, their creativity, their passions, and poets share such beautiful work with us.
We invited some of the poets of WordPress who have already won our hearts to be our SPECIAL GUESTS on THE GREAT BLOGGERS BAKE OFF FESTIVAL OF LOVE. We told them this year’s theme was love….and we left it up to them to see what they came up with!
Wait to you see the poems we have this weekend!
Our first poet this weekend, is brand new to the BAKE OFF. We are super excited to be able to feature Gentleman Dave, the creator of The Poet’s Kiss. Dave writes very beautiful poetry about love and romance. We thought he would be perfect for this year’s BAKE OFF.
We were thrilled with Gentleman Dave’ poem, entitled “Recipe For Love Cake“. We are just sharing the first two lines with you here…
Preheat the heart
With kindness and humility…
– RECIPE FOR LOVE CAKE
…because we would love for you to visit The Poet’s Kiss for yourself to read the rest of this recipe that everybody needs to try! Click the link below and it will take you straight over to read Gentleman Dave’s beautiful BAKE OFF poem: