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My brief cheese poem
« on: October 19, 2013, 05:45:13 PM »
making cheese

oh swirling curds of chaos such delights
you promise to deliver us in time
though now no more than jelly oh so white
some day you will be smooth and so sublime
but nows the time to set and become firm
and nows the time to drain away they whey
and nows the time to press and take the weight
for only through these efforts can we learn
if everything we do upon this day
was by our choice or simply milking fate


- Had a bit of time during the making of my 4th Staffordshire cheese to pen this little "ode to cheesemaking".
The wise do not always start out on the right path, but they do know when to change course.


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Re: My brief cheese poem
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 06:51:16 PM »
Wow, Keatsian ode form. Lovely. How about Pindaric?

Ode to cheese microbes

prepare the vat, the blade, let fires burn
Trap sunshine in the liquid form
Add in the creatures, make them yearn
Until they warm.
And drunk with sweetness lose all care, concern.
What guard might warn them of their future death?
Of frigid homes and loving hands,
The distant lands
Where flavor builds with every final breath.
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Re: My brief cheese poem
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 07:20:20 PM »
Haiku;

NSLAB
you will achieve deathlessness
even as you die
« Last Edit: October 19, 2013, 07:25:25 PM by Digitalsmgital »
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Re: My brief cheese poem
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2013, 07:39:16 PM »
*cl, *cl, *cl  <---- sound of one hand clapping. excellent.
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Re: My brief cheese poem
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2013, 08:03:10 PM »
*cl, *cl, *cl  <---- sound of one hand clapping. excellent.

I even had to edit because the syllables didnt add up  :'(
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Re: My brief cheese poem
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 10:10:52 PM »
Great additions!  Keep 'em coming.

- Jeff
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Re: My brief cheese poem
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 11:08:20 PM »
A cheese to each of you for your poems! I am afraid I lack such creativity, but I sure do appreciate yours!
Susan

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Re: My brief cheese poem
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2013, 12:50:15 AM »
Hi scasnerkay.  The only way to lack my creativity is to have talent! ;)  I'm impressed that Pav was able to spot and name the ode format!  Is there anything you don't know, Pav? 

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Re: My brief cheese poem
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2013, 11:38:20 AM »
The only thing I remember about my poetry and prose course in college was the fact that the english Professor didn't know that Simon & Garfunkel put Simonson's "Richard Cory" to music.  LOL 

"He freely gave to charity, he had the common touch,
And they were grateful for his patronage and thanked him very much,
So my mind was filled with wonder when the evening headlines read:
"Richard Cory went home last night and put a bullet through his head."
« Last Edit: October 20, 2013, 11:53:35 AM by Al Lewis »

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Re: My brief cheese poem
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2013, 04:06:09 PM »
The new day dawns , and with it brings
The morning dew upon the grass ,
As I awake , a robin sings
A cloud slips by , like a fairy lass.
The sun climbs high , as if to speak
Of a shepherds life , in the alpine lands
His rays boil over the mountain peak
And onto the hearth where the cauldron stands.

A cup of tea , a breakfast proper
I leave my dreams of the previous night ,
And on to the kettle of gleaming copper
Where ‘neath it burns a fire bright.
The kettle full , both warm and deep
With liquid love ‘tis stirred by hand ,
This selfless offering from my sheep
Would warm the heart of any man.

Paitiently coaxing the tender curd
With experienced hands and easy mind ,
I render the gift of the alpine herd
Into wheels of gold , no better you’ll find.
The days work done , the copper bright   
Wheels of gold upon the shelf ,
The herd is settling for the night ,
Now I be off to rest myself.

Off to sleep on a peaceful breeze ,
Lying alone in the mountain night ,
Such are the memories of my cheese
And they live on in every bite.














No..........I'm not a professional CheeseMaker , but I play one on TV.


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Re: My brief cheese poem
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2013, 04:17:29 PM »
Well done!  A cheese to you for that offering.
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Re: My brief cheese poem
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2013, 05:00:04 PM »
Wow! jwalker, who knew such talent was among us!
Susan

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Re: My brief cheese poem
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2013, 07:31:18 PM »
I did not write this, just happened to see it today.... Better if you sing it....

Sweet dreams are made of cheese...
who am I to diss a Brie,
I Cheddar the world and Feta cheese.
Everybody's looking for Stilton...
Susan

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Re: My brief cheese poem
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2013, 12:48:30 AM »
I love these  ;D

There is, believe it or not, a cheese poetry website! If you fancy a peek, there is a link to it on the HomemadeCheese.org resources page

Enjoy!

Jack

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Re: My brief cheese poem
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2013, 04:35:02 PM »
Found this online...

My mouse is rather fond of cheese
from hereabouts or overseas
like cheddars, parmesans and bries
in brick or wheel or ball.

He'll eat ricotta, feta too,
plus gorgonzola, gouda, blue,
in sandwiches or cheese fondue,
my mouse will eat them all.

He'll have havarti for a snack,
a slice or two, and then a stack
of mozarella, Swiss and jack,
he thinks they're oh so nice.

But though my mouse and I agree
we both enjoy a tasty brie,
I'll miss my mouse because, you see,
my cat is fond of mice.

--Kenn Nesbitt