I Ate the Sun with Some Nuts

She wants Sunshine. It’s rather simple, she says. Feed me poetry or prose that dances wildly with the sun. Be literal… or metaphor your words away until sunshine is orange juice. I’m open, she says… just give me sunshine. All right, maybe Sanaa didn’t use those exact words… but that’s how my eyeballs read it to my heart. So here is my contribution to Prompt Nights – Sunshine (I decided to devour the sun and make myself shinier… and probably yummier 😉 4/15/16):

“I Ate the Sun with Some Nuts”

I slow cooked the sun,
stirred some nuts into the pot—
hot buttery yum
.

If a spring breeze kisses my skin
with susurrations of chill,
one pound of butternut squash
(boiled in three cups of salty broth
for twenty-one minutes)
will fill my middle with sunlight.

Cheddar and milk
might thicken the warmth,
but my gut growls at the thought.

I just blend the softened sun,
and pour the liquid gold into a pot,
to keep hot while I roast nuts…

pestle and mortar crush pecans.

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for NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Day 20 – Finger Licking Good: Cook up a poem with a recipe in it.

Who would have thought that Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Pecans could be so poetic? I’m telling you, my Wicked Luvs, write a poem a day in April and eat poetry…

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37 thoughts on “I Ate the Sun with Some Nuts

  1. Butternut squash! Yum! One of my favorites! LOL, if I’m making it for the kids then yep, I can’t skip the milk or cheese (my son would stage a coup) but slow roasted with some nuts sounds delicious.

  2. Love butternut squash. Mmmmm. When I saw, “I Ate the Sun with Some Nuts”, my first thought was something like the Mad Hatter’s tea party with a bunch of nutty people sitting at a table and passing around yellow jello. Hahahaha.

    Your recipe sounds wonderful. If I can find a good looking squash I will try to make this soup. This past weekend I managed to find a ripe mango at the grocery store and we had that with our Saturday dinner. It was wonderful. 🙂

    • I have the power!!!

      Confession Time: Squash has never been one of my favorite foods. But the food choices allowed by my tummy issues have made me reconsider many of my past prejudices, lol!

  3. Sounds delicious–I love butternut squash. If you can eat sugar and butter, just cut in half, scoop out the seeds, and put some of each in the whole with a little cinnamon and nutmeg–bake till done–my favorite winter desert–my grandmother used to make it with acorn squash, but I like butternut better.

  4. You blended your images, words and ingredients so I could not tell what was what, but the taste in left in my mind after feeding on it was nourishing xox

  5. Oh my freaking Lord 😀 this is absolutely scrumptious. I m literally breathing in your words with admiration and awe 😀 Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights Magaly 😀

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

  6. My goodness Magaly but you succeeded in making my taste buds yearn for the flavours you described…..oh food prep makes for such sensuousness. I remember reading “Water for Chocolate” in which the storyteller describes her love for her man through her cooking.

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