Thanksgiving! Say the word and visions of food—crispy golden roasted turkey, cranberry, stuffing, creamy gravy and pie, glorious pie, dance though our heads. ERRRRK, but that’s what traditionalist’s feasts include.
A favorite new picture book, brought to my attention as many interesting new titles are, by Ronna at one of my favorite book blogspots Good Reads With Ronna, not only has me rethinking those traditional foods, it’s inspired this 7-Minute Poetry Prompt.
Poetry Challenge #62
Please Pass the PieCaken!
Take a moment to imagine your favorite Thanksgiving Feast. What foods are on your table? If you’re like me, that feast is going to include mashed sweet potatoes topped with melted marshmallows and PIE! Several kinds of pie. Maybe even this four-layer PieCaken my sis-in-law Valarie sent specially created for those of us who can’t decide which kind of pie to choose.
However . . .
The characters in Ethan Long’s new picture book FANGSGIVING are definitely not traditional. The “Garlic mashed potatoes get eyeballs and earwax added, the turkey gets burned to a crisp and the pumpkin pie gets maggot meatballs thrown in.”
Now it’s your turn:
In the spirit of FANGSGIVING, imagine you are some other creature. An animal for instance, or an alien . . . or maybe even a monster! What would your favorite Thanksgiving Feast be then?
For the title, fill in the blank with whatever creature you are:
________________ Thanksgiving Feast
Set the timer for 7 minutes.
Take a moment to imagine fantastical foods your creature would love.
Whip those words into a Thanksgiving feast of a poem!
*Cindy Faughnan and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge at least 940 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole dang poem. Scroll down and click on the comments!