Slipper, Flowerpot Muffins and e e cummings

29 Mar

1  I love the evidence around the house that our Grandchildren, the Happy Bunnies, have landed.

Monsterfoot slipper

Monsterfoot slipper

2    I always look forward to baking with them when they come to stay. I loved the idea of these Flowerpot Muffins and went off to the Garden Centre yesterday to buy a dozen of the tiny terracotta pots to bake in. We are going to make some flowerpot loaves later in their stay.

Flowerpot Muffins

Flowerpot Muffins

3   Followers will know that I love the poetry of e e cummings and this one to mark the clock going forward last night is a delight.

there are so many tictoc – ee cummings

there are so many tictoc
clocks everywhere telling people
what toctic time it is for
tictic instance five toc minutes toc
past six tic

Spring is not regulated and does
not get out of order nor do
its hands a little jerking move
over numbers slowly

we do not
wind it up it has no weights
springs wheels inside of
its slender self no indeed dear
nothing of the kind.

(So,when kiss Spring comes
we’ll kiss each kiss other on kiss the kiss
lips because tic clocks toc don’t make
a toctic difference
to kisskiss you and to
kiss me)


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9 responses to “Slipper, Flowerpot Muffins and e e cummings

  1. jpeggytaylor

    March 30, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I love the poem. The flower pot muffins look delicious too 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 31, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Thank you – and the Muffins were easy and fun to make. 🙂

  2. hjbryant

    March 30, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Loved the poem!! Did you hear Stephen Fry on radio 4 talking about daylight saving time? Fascinating!

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 30, 2015 at 8:49 am

      I missed the programme – just heard lots of trailers. I’ll try to catch it on iPlayer. Thank you for the recommendation. 🙂

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    March 30, 2015 at 3:02 am

    love the muffins…Have baked bread in the pots before…but, anything should work… great for the kids!

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 30, 2015 at 8:48 am

      They did enjoy making them, even more eating them! 🙂

  4. Don

    March 29, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Wonderful poem.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 30, 2015 at 8:50 am

      I was pleased when I found it. It was new to me despite being a cummings fan. 🙂

  5. Grannymar

    March 29, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    I never thought of using terracotta pots to bake in, yet I have a clay pot for roasting or stews.


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