I had enthusiastically signed up for the WordPress Writing 201 course.
It started on Monday.
I had enthusiastically said yes to sharing the costs of installing wifi in the small block of apartments where I am living this year.
The wifi wasn’t installed by Monday.
I was all set to be poetically inspired and to ‘dazzle’ you with the skills I was acquiring in the course.
It’s Wednesday. I’m taking advantage of a coffee break at work, to write this post.
It shall consequently not be very inspired. However, I am determined to catch up with the assignments. Day One: a haiku with the theme of ‘water’ and the device of ‘simile’. Day Two: a limerick with the theme of ‘journey’ and the device of alliteration.
I shall challenge myself further by noting the recipes I’ve cooked this last couple of weeks from Marcella Hazan’s ‘Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking.’
A Caffeinated Haiku
Black Gold. Shot by Steam.
Sweetened. Portioned. Freeze. Then Blend.
Gold Dust. Granita.
A Limerick with Prawns but Little Alliteration
A girl set to peeling crustaceans
She nearly gave up in frustration
The prawns were de-veined
Only treasures remained
For her and her guests’ degustation.
Last week: #101 ‘Tomato Sauce with Olive Oil and Chopped Vegetables’ with Sonja and Elise at my table.
Last night: #102 ‘Prawns with Tomatoes and Chilli Pepper’ and #103 ‘Coffee Ice with Whipped Cream’ with Ray and Cathy at my table.