Monday, October 8, 2012

IGWRTR's Open Link Monday & Poetry Jam "Pecan Caramel Apple"

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Pecan Caramel Apple

I inhale

caramel coating, pecan,
vanilla icing, sugar,
and chocolate drizzle.

Convince the young sales girl

an apple so crisp,
so plump, so round,

can be nothing but healthy.

Guiltily walk down the sidewalk,
glance over my shoulder
as I toss the uneaten apple,
licked clean,

my tongue busy
with the sweet taste of fall.

by Margaret Bednar, 10.8.2012

These beauties are from Kilwin's of Petoskey, Michigan.

This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads "Open Link Monday".

Also linked with Poetry Jam - Love-Hate Relationships.    We all love what's bad for us (and often ignore the good :)   Don't we?


Mary said...

Yes indeed, so often we love things which are bad for us. Caramel apples in fall for sure....we love to hate these delicious autumn treats.

(Thanks for sharing with Poetry Jam.)

Mary Mansfield said...

Simply delicious, Margaret! I have to admit that I've done the same thing a few times, feeling just a bit guilty for not letting my daughter do the same thing. :) I think my favorite that I've found is caramel and white chocolate rolled in Oreo pieces...insanely good! Really enjoyed this one.

G-Man said...

I've been to Kilwins MANY times!!

I'm not saying anything about the numerical part of your post. I'll wait till Friday...Margaret Bednar!


TexWisGirl said...

that made me snicker out loud! :)

RMP said...

I don't blame you--though I do feel a bit sorry for the poor apple. definitely a tasty poem.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Oh, how I love caramel apples, and I can't remember the last time I had one. To me, it's the apple that makes it -- the sour-y taste along with the sweet caramel --

my heart's love songs said...

mmm... yummy! a delicious verse!

thank you for joining in at Poetry Jam, Margaret!


Green Speck said...

Delicious words :-)

izzy said...

If I have ever eaten anything that beautiful- I think I would remember!
The ghastly ruby coated apple -which
had my teeth shuddering for days;
disappeared into the OLD FAIR memories...Thanks!

Brian Miller said...

hahaha the uneaten apple...smiles....caramel apples are wonderful...and i will eat the apple with that....have see the designer apples in the window, but never had one, so....nice margaret...

Margaret said...

...designer apples! That's funny. They ARE works of art. I DO eat the whole treat now, but when I was a kid I never did.

kaykuala said...

Caramel apples! I love them but I'm not faithfully mad about them now. Sweeties these days may be bad for health. Nicely Marge!


Laurie Kolp said...

OK... my mouth is watering now. Love this!

Jinksy said...

I remember making plain old toffee apples with my cousin, soon after rationing ended - they were magical things, then...

Mama Zen said...

Yummy! I love the way this is structured.

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous photo, Margaret, and if it weren't for the Girl Guide cookies I just finished, it would make me drool. I could easily rationalize eating all the caramel and chocolate off the apple, because our dog loves to eat apples. Too bad for me, eh?
To say "I enjoyed this" would be redundant.

Ginnie said...

There couldn't possibly be anything bad with the chocolate-coated apples, Margaret. HA! And I love seeing your new banner every month. How fun. I love this time of the year!

Jannie Funster said...

Busy tongues have all the fun!

LOVED this, Margaret. I wonder if those are Whole Foods confections.


Margaret said...

Jannie - they are from Kilwin's a fabulous candy store located in Petoskey, Michigan. Chocolates, Fudge, Ice Cream on the shore of Lake Michigan...