Friday, June 05, 2015

Happy National Donut Day! (a poem re-issue enclosed)

It's once again National Donut Day and Poetry Friday at the same time. That means it's time to dust off a poem (originally published back in 2009 and re-issued before, I know. But DOUGHNUTS!)

Doughnuts! Oh, Doughnuts!
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!

Now it's time to go fill up on something else delicious - the Poetry Friday roundup (as hosted this week on Buffy's Blog (and featuring a lot of original odes among many other fabulous things)).

(By the way, you can find this poem and 53 others in my collection The Late Bird, available on Kindle (and all the free Kindle apps, too) and Nook. I so rarely mention The Late Bird... but there ya go! It goes well with doughnuts, ya see....)

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Buffy Silverman said...

Happy National Donut day! I have no donuts (or plans to buy some) but I'm happy to celebrate with your delicious poem.

KarolinaS said...

Pie is officially jealous.

Carol Varsalona said...

Greg, your poem is delightful. I especially like the line: Although you’re caloric, you leave me euphoric... And that is what National Donut Day did for me. I just finished a light post about today's celebration at I am wondering if you would consider writing a poem & combining it with a pic for the gallery I am creating, Spring's Symphony (info at Enjoy the weekend.

Mary Lee said...

Happy belated Donut Day!

bookkm said...

My sentiments exactly!

Story Twentyfour said...

Donuts and kidssss said...

Oh, I love this, Greg :) No holes in THIS poem! ;)

gillian said...

Congratulations, Greg, on recognition of your book trailor! Waiting for your next delicious offering!

Carol Varsalona said...

Greg, I missed your donut heaven post last year but read it now and remembered how much fun I had on this date. Your poem is yummy. Here's mine: