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Below is the poem entitled Pastry which was written by poet Molly McCarthy. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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All night thinking, drafting, writing down and scratching out
All morning carefully crafting, shaping, baking and re-baking
My masterpiece of the week

Summertime is freedom
Freedom to try and try again
A time to express and create
The earth shares it’s bounty
And it’s my turn to be bountiful

Sweet, tart, a hint of salt
Not too dry, perfectly crisp and flaky
Still warm from the oven
Fragrant with the fruit I so carefully manipulated
My joy and passion all in one simple pastry
Perfection on a sunny afternoon

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  1. Date: 6/30/2011 4:54:00 AM
    another lovely dessert baked up by a fertile imagination and word chef with a touch of reality, a delight for the reader. I really enjoyed this Molly :) Bill

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 8:05:00 AM
    Wow...I love this poem and you've made me hungry...Enjoyed...Thanks for the nice comments and prayer is the most powerful thing I know...Marty