Friday, June 05, 2009

Doughnuts! Oh, Doughnuts! - a donut poem/a doughnut poem

Doughnuts! Oh, Doughnuts!
by
Greg Pincus

Doughnuts! Oh, doughnuts! Fried circles of yum.
You food that I simply adore.
You’re sure not nutritious, but you’re so delicious
I’m always left wishing for more.

I love you with frosting or covered in sprinkles.
I swoon for you, sweet, sugar raised!
When you’re filled with jelly, you warm up my belly...
While still leaving room for a glazed.

I’ll dip you in coffee or dunk you in milk.
I’ll eat you for breakfast or brunch.
I get so impassioned for simple old-fashioned
That sometimes I make them my lunch.

Doughnuts! Oh, doughnuts! Definers of yum.
You perfect fried circles of dough.
Although you’re caloric, you leave me euphoric...
So give me a dozen to go!

Today is not only Poetry Friday (with the roundup of posts hosted at Sara Lewis Holmes' Read Write Believe), but it's also National Doughnut Day (or, if you prefer, National Donut Day)! This certainly rates as one of my favorite "holidays" to celebrate, so this year I'm doing it with food AND poetry. And you? Wanna meet me at Stan's or Bob's or...?

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More soon, but now I'm off to dream of Bavarian Kreme....

17 comments:

Julie Larios said...

I'm heading up to Top Pot (Seattle's best doughnuts) as soon as the sun rises tomorrow morning! Yummy poem.

Marilyn said...

Happy doughnut day! May the doughnut circles not encircle your tummy. Eat a good one today!

Sara said...

"Fried Circles of Yum" That really should be a doughnut shop name. :)

jama said...

Yes, but the real question is: Dunkin' Donuts or Krispy Kreme?

Kelly said...

You had me at doughnuts.

Delightful poem to celebrate a delightful day!

Liz in Ink said...

Make that a baker's dozen for you!

violet said...

Too clever! How am I going to be true to my serious eating self after reading this?!

K-Sue said...

Jama! It's Krispy Kreme!

Now I'm hungry.

Stella said...

This poem made my day!! When I first moved to the USA (8 years ago) I thought doughnuts were the most amazing thing I ever tried. I read your poems to my students today, and they LOVED it!

David LaRochelle said...

Thanks for the poem, Greg. I was reminded about Donut Day but didn't get a chance to celebrate it officially (does a mini eclair count?). I'm hoping that Donut Day can be celebrated all week. I'll check out a copy of Homer Price and pick up my favorite: iced with sprinkles.

Gregory K. said...

Jama and K-Sue - I think the only way to solve this is through a blind taste test. I volunteer!!!!

Julie - palindrome doughnut shops always have the best doughnuts!

Stella - doughnuts ARE the most amazing thing :-)

David - you can celebrate all week, though I am fighting the urge to celebrate every day of the week....

Thanks for the comments, y'all!

rupiawan said...

A very exciting day for the family that you write Poetry, it seems you are happy

Mary Lee said...

Your rhymes are delicious!

Kristy Worden said...

I wrote a donut poem during my '30 days of poetry this April... I am so happy to know there is a 'Doughnut Day'!
http://dazed55.blogspot.com/2009/04/pining-for.html

Alicia said...

Thanks to your poem I feel happy this day, I think I'm going to share with my family,and last but not least there is some
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God bless!

Kerry Aradhya said...

Oh what a fun post...and a fabulous poem. I love it! I didn't even know there was a national donut day. What a great excuse to go get one today. Enjoy yours!

Ethan .y said...

this poem is the best poem i ever ever read in my hole life good job and good luck thank you for making this poem