I found a tin of spaghetti letters at the back of the under stairs cupboard, a few days out of date and dusty. I don’t remember buying them. I don’t remember ever eating said tinned convenience food in my life. A mystery to be sure. Anyway, I thought the birds might enjoy them and opened the tin. I poured out all the gooey letters and for some reason thought, why not write a Haiku using some of the pasta shapes?
My husband joined in and separated the letters – a messy business to be sure. Then we made some toast and began to play around with the pasta. My first attempts were a bit vague, and the poem I really wanted to do, I couldn’t because not all the letters were there.
Haiku I wanted to do:
Poetry from food
Nourishing both mind and gut
A sea of ideas
But I came up with something in the end.
Well, it was raining outside, and…I don’t need to make excuses!
In case you couldn’t quite make out the letters – below the end result:
Snake ‘s’ and moon ‘o’
Ooze and flow upon the toast
Does anyone else play with their food?