Whisk affairs

(My own)

Whisk affair

When my mind is in a whirl
unable to stay in line
I then give my whisk a twirl
shifting focus works each time

shaky hands calmly measure
exactness begs attention
deftly effecting erasure
of the nerve-racking tension

as vanilla marries nutmeg
and butter embraces flour
I beat blues as I beat eggs
sugar counters my mood sour

My worries scatter and dart
as I wield my trusty whisk
mellowness cradles my heart
the sweet, warm smell a balmy mix

satiated sighs, leftover crumbs
are my craven heart’s refuge
when depredation makes me numb
baking, antidote to news deluge.

Written for Mel.


52 thoughts on “Whisk affairs

      1. Better, thanks, sort of. There’s always sth, you know how it goes. If it’s not us, it’s the kids, or work, or lack of it, or world affairs. I’m the suffering kind. I wish I was more happy go lucky, but it ain’t gonna happen, at least not in this lifetime. πŸ™‚

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  1. I had another Covid jab last night Puman because I am starting back in the NHS in a couple of weeks. When I came back to my nest, I had a shower and put my pyjamas on then set myself up in bed with my laptop because Jack was out at an event. He said when I came home both me and my laptop had fallen out of bed and were on the floor!!! lol! He said he helped me back into bed, and when my alarm clock did not rouse me this morning, he let me sleep until 11am!! Which I am a little bewildered by. Now I am up and awake and full of coffee.

    Your poem was on my screen and made me smile so much reading through it. Such a perfect joyful baking poem to counter any rainy day!

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  2. Yep, totally get this. Made a pumpkin soup this morning. Blissful, like this lined, β€œI beat blues as I beat eggs
    sugar counters my mood sour” Love that. Beautiful write, Punam. Oh, and your dish looks so delicious. β€οΈπŸ€—

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