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White ghosts in Granny's kitchen

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White ghosts in Granny's kitchen

it started for me and my grandma always 
on those rare  but special Saturdays
the grandmother and granddaughter festival of preparations 
for Sunday's after-church celebrations

the backing of the best  cinnamon-sugar -cake
grandma's and my quality time to bake
we talked and shared our secrets of life
I was even allowed to use her sharpest bread knife

just the two of us throwing remaining pounce  
creating our beautiful and beloved  floury gowns
laughing loud with tears all over our white faces 
and countless most heartfelt warm embraces

cleaning the antique black and green kitchen was another highlight
as well as the two missing slices for our well-deserved sneaky bite
grandma's great excuse: the cake broke into two 
our secret two-disappearing-slices-of-cake coup 

all those emptied flour sacks we could never hide
were  transformed into something itchy, white and wide
I wore them always with the hugest possible smile
despite and thanks to the formless but exclusive floury white-ghosts style

©Ellie Daphne

PS. She did not give me 'just' h e r recipe for this great cake but also her recipe for 
my life..................


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  1. Date: 5/16/2014 9:27:00 AM
    I rare gem! One I get to have by placing it in my fav list. Thank you for such a great gift and the memories of my grandmother it so happily evoked!!!!!!

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 8:12:00 AM
    wow, I am glad I decided to visit the winners of this contest. You are in top form with this one and I love the way you paid tribute your grandmother. Congrats on your win.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/19/2013 1:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :-) :-)
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 4:40:00 PM
    Ellie a wonder memory of your grandmother. I enjoyed your poem very much. Congratulations on your fine win. Warm hugs and smiles, Connie

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/12/2013 3:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Connie. Great you enjoyed my poem. TY for your congrats. Greetings from the netherlands. :-)
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 6:28:00 PM
    You made me smile with this wonderful poem and tribute..congratulations on the win

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/11/2013 12:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Keep smiling.. my Granny did that too.. one item on the list of her recipe... TY for your congrats.
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 10:45:00 AM
    Great that grandmother shared her recipe for life..Way to go with this winning work..Congrats..Sara

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/11/2013 12:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Sara. TY for your congrats! Wish she could read this poem...
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 7:48:00 AM
    Beautiful memories stitched into a loving tribute. Congrats on your win.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/10/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY Montere for commenting and your congrats
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 7:48:00 PM
    A wonderfully endearing verse! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/10/2013 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    written with pleasure in spite of the itching TY for your great comment and congrats.
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 6:16:00 PM
    lovely poem Ellie congrats on win Shadow x smile hug

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/10/2013 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Shadow. TYfor your warm message!
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 9:18:00 AM
    Congrats on the win,Eliie

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/9/2013 9:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY so much!!!!!!!!!!
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 9:13:00 AM
    Thank you for entering my contest and may your holidays be filled with Soup!

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/9/2013 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Enjoyed writing this poem! The theme of your contest brought me back to a very dear memory. TY for that!
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 11:35:00 AM
    Hi Ellie, hos did I make you smile... ???? hahaha just wondering... Anyway, I like and I think I'll keep this recipe in mind... Love the better look at life... Enjoyed.. Linda

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/9/2013 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Google for the one-two-three cake/pie recipe..
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 8:35:00 AM
    Nice ghost-flour-sack poem. It is a Very Good work, Ellie! Bravo! G.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/9/2013 9:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty - I am pleased with iit.. see my comment above.