Sunday, June 13, 2010



(An Acrostic)

Open only at the top!
Up above see the awful drop!
Beneath lies death without a doubt!
Let no-one try to get you out!
If you crash on rocks and stones
Ending -up with broken bones
Truly no-one will bring you aid.
There you'll lie till memories fade! 
Eternity will find you yet
Imprisoned in the oubliette.



Quick as a flash and twice as yummy,
Begging to be put in your tummy!
Even non-cooks can excel at these
Knowing they'll always be sure to please.
Only a fork and a tray or slide
Needed to make this source of pride.
Nothing mechanical or too obscure
And yet the result will be great for sure.
Even an utter non-cook (like me)
Can whip them up in time for tea!
First there's the greased oven-tray to fix.
Then flour and salt you must sift and mix,
Rub the butter in till it looks like crumbs,
(An expression used by lots of Mums!)
Into milk pour the egg, well-beaten.
(Not long now till the buns are eaten!)
Mix the lot! Squash up as dough
Then on to a floured board they go
As twelve little balls, hollow in the centre
For a spoonful of raspberry jam to enter.
Now seal them with the jam inside
( What a clever place for jam to hide!)
Glaze with milk then finally bake.
How easy is that for goodness sake!
In fifteen minutes you'll see them done
Then you can enjoy your own Razzybun.
2 cups self-raising flour. 60g butter. ¼ cup of sugar. 1 egg. 4 tablespoons milk. a little raspberry jam.
Bake at 220 degrees


SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for your oubliette poem. I wonder what it was like to be there and to be the one responsible for placing others there. One stop short of capital punishment--or the slowest form of it.

Amity said...

Hi Brenda;

I missed you for quite some time...:)

I am back...:)

And you made a wonderful acrostic of this week's prompt.

And an added bonus of a delicious a treat!

I love your works always Brenda! Only I was absent for a while at OSI...

Carina said...

I like your Oubliette very much! Wondeful words, and not stilted at all, as acrostics can occasionally be.

Sherri B. said...

Your acrostic was so clever...and your second poem made me drool. lol *no breakfast yet*

Rigel said...

The acrostic sent shivers down my back! Amazing poem.

Ramesh Sood said...

Why look at a website.. your poem has depicted oubliette so well.. Very well weaved acrodtic..Brenda.. Well done..liked it.

shraddha said...

very nice acrostic..

Patti said...

Great acrostic Brenda!! And I love the recipe you posted- they look amazingly delicious!

Patti said...

Can't figure out if I already left a comment or will try again. Your acrostic is great Brenda! And thanks for sharing the recipe - they look amazingly delicious!

Tumblewords: said...

Only here could one find an excellent acrostic for oubliette and a recipe for Razzybuns! Gotta love this place.

Short Poems said...

Hi Brenda
Lovely acrostic poem :)
Marinela x