Rocky Road Ice Cream, #Epulaeryu, #Poem

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Creamy chocolate in a mound,

Fluffy marshmallows,

With cool crunchy nuts swirled in,

These textures combined,

In sweet harmony.

I like it.


© Susan Joy Clark 2021

This was written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s Lucky Dip — Saturday Mix challenge to write an epulaeryu poem.

Here is an explanation from their page on the epulaeryu form:

“The Epulaeryu poem is all about delicious food. It consists of seven lines with thirty-three (33) syllables. The first line has seven (7) syllables, the second line five (5), the third line seven (7), the fourth line five (5), the fifth line five (5), the sixth line three (3), and the seventh line has only one (1) syllable which ends with an exclamation mark. The form is 7/5/7/5/5/3/1. Each line has one thought which is about the main course.”

I was following the syllabic form but noticed afterwards that the words seem to make a fitting ice cream cone shape.

Dare I post two ice cream poems in the same day? I think I just did. It just seems so summery. Here is the other one. It’s a bit different in nature and tells a romantic story. By the way, rocky road is my favorite ice cream flavor. What is yours?

4 thoughts on “Rocky Road Ice Cream, #Epulaeryu, #Poem

    1. Thank you, Sarah. It was a fun challenge. I feel like I could try this form with other foods.

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