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A Cheesy Contest

I came across this quote:

"The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."  ~G. K. Chesterton

"Aha!" I told myself.  "I'll bet there are some poets out there who could write a poem about cheese. "

"You're right," I answered myself.  "Let's have a contest and invite Friends to come up with an original poem about that stuff."

And so (drum roll, please!) submission deadline will be next Sunday, June 22!  One whole week to think, rhyme, write, and submit, all the while nibbling on your subject for inspiration. 

Oops, I almost forgot!  The winner will get a signed copy of Cork and Fuzz.

Cheddar, brie, Swiss, and limburger lovers, post your entries here!


Jun. 17th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
Hi, Dori! I actually wrote this sonnet in 1995 and sent it to a web site called CheeseNet that featured some mostly silly "cheese literature" as well as real information about cheese. They put it on their web site and sent me a cheese sticker as payment. It was on their site for several years, but that site doesn't exist anymore. So, this may not count for your contest since it's been previously "published," but I thought I'd share it with you anyway!

The Canon and the Can
by Alison Dellenbaugh

In the market stands a wall of cheese,
Imposing in its solidarity.
Muenster, Feta, Roquefort form a frieze,
With ev'ry canonized variety.
The Gouda, sitting haughty on the shelf,
Framed strikingly by Camembert and Brie,
Taunts me as I stand there by myself,
An outcast, as my favored cheese must be.
For I am not a member of the clan
Who buys these lauded cheeses, these elite;
Who shuns the cheese that squirts out of a can,
The cheese that's shelved in exile near canned meat.
And as the forlorn spray cheese stands alone,
So I, who humbly claim it as my own.

Edited at 2008-06-17 07:57 pm (UTC)

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