Peace, Lemon Drizzle Cake and Lavender

09 Nov

1    I have a collection of poems called ‘Poems for Peace’ which I have had since 1986 and it seems appropriate to give you this one today.

Peace – A Piece of Cake by Zara Garrod

Peace needs no poppies (plastic or paper),
Peace needs no pipe or hate cultivator,
Peace needs no power, posters or peril,
Peace is the flower, fruition and fuel.

Peace is tranquility, amity, harmony
Peace is humanity, sanity, life.
Peace needs no anthem, peace is a lullaby,
Peace is our prayer and peace is our pie.

You can take a piece of cake, 
Without the knife. 
Use your fingers.

2   I took a Lemon Drizzle Cake to a lovely shared lunch with our Humanists group today. We served it with Cornish clotted cream and it was delicious!

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon Drizzle Cake


3    I looked on the web to find a picture that suggested peace and decided that I have plenty of my own images which are as good if not better for the purpose so I give you here a beautiful field of Lavender, the herb that is said to promote a sense of peace and stability as well as freedom from mental and emotional stress. Sounds good to me. Here’s wishing you, Dear Reader, peace and happiness.

Field of lavender

Field of lavender



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8 responses to “Peace, Lemon Drizzle Cake and Lavender

  1. SG

    April 28, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    Came across this via google, I wrote this poem when I was a teenager and it was included in the Poems For Peace book ! How lovely that inspired your recipe. I am now a singer and songwriter and use my wordskills to write lyrics 🙂

  2. Choc Chip Uru

    November 11, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I want to run in those fields of lavender 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  3. ladysighs

    November 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Sometimes the most peaceful looking pictures are those without a human in them. lol
    I had my breakfast about 3 hours ago and just yelled to my husband that I felt a little hungry. Then your blog with the cake came up in the reader. 🙂 Stomach growling here. All he would offer is a cold piece of toast. 🙁

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 10, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      I would so like to share a slice of cake with you! 🙂

  4. Our Growing Paynes

    November 10, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Lovely post.

  5. utesmile

    November 9, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Ditto my friend ! The cake looks yummy !


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