Recipe Card for Rejuvenatement

Feeds: TBD
Baking Time: 65 to 70 years.
Time may vary, depending on your power source

One ripe chick or rooster
Zest of lemon pepper (sometimes called life)
1 cup of sunny disposition, firmly packed
1 Peter Pan attitude [the flying kind; not the collar]
Dash of bitters, tempered by condensed joy

Step lively โ€“ do not beat.
To achieve needed volume,
may use lower speed or additional appliance.
Texture may be wrinkled – this is normal.

Choose icing to your liking.
Tutti fruiti is, by far, the most popular.
Add cinnamon red hots for extra kick.
Tinsel may be used for effect during the Christmas season.

Best served with a glass of cold chardonnay,
although a virgin bloody mary may also make merry.


img_2646For today’s Poetics prompt at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets, Mish asks us to write a recipe poem! She includesย a list of suggestions such as a recipe for peace, merriment, etc and “rejuvenation” was among the suggestions. Well! That’s my word! See my About ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Never say “retirement.” I’m in rejuvenatement! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย So here you go, Mish! I accepted the challenge. Photo is of my Christmas tree when I was a little girl — drenched in tinsel! ย Hence the line in the poem.

25 thoughts on “Recipe Card for Rejuvenatement

  1. whimsygizmo December 6, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    Love love LOVE this! (As I love the photos and writings of all of your “rejuvenatement” adventures!
    I laughed at: “Texture may be wrinkled โ€“ this is normal.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • lillian December 6, 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Ah, I needed this comment — your affirmation. Although my eyes are bleary, I was reading a few of the others and they are absolutely amazing….and then my little ditty here. Ah well…..some comedic effect is good for the soul. Trying hard to stay awake until 10 pm….how long does this thing called jet lag last? Really — thought I was going to “schedule” this for tomorrow and then suddenly saw it was for today! My head is somewhere in the clouds!
      Anyway….so glad you enjoyed. REALLY appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. kanzensakura December 6, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Wonderful happy poem about long faithful love, life, I’m flying attitude, tinsel…lots of tinsel. Thiis made me smile hugely.

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    • lillian December 7, 2016 / 3:39 am

      Happy to hand out some smiles with this one. Glad you enjoyed!

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    • lillian December 7, 2016 / 3:40 am

      Glad you enjoyed Sometimes a little ditty is just the thing….smiling I am.


  3. Candy December 6, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    I love this – the whole thing! I smiled through it all.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian December 7, 2016 / 3:44 am

      Ah Bjorn….somehow, even though you live beneath those sometimes very extended dark skies, I think of you always with a sunny disposition! ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Bodhirose December 7, 2016 / 12:49 am

    You’ve done very well with your recipe for life, Lillian. It suits you perfectly! Love the photo of your childhood Christmas tree…that’s how I remember ours too…lots of tinsel! Hope your fog lifts soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • lillian December 7, 2016 / 3:45 am

      Writing this at 3:45 AM…..sigh. But — enjoying reading the comments! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yep, my mom did love tinsel….and I carried on her tradition for many many years! ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. kim881 December 7, 2016 / 3:54 am

    Oh how I love this Lillian! The title and layout are both fabulous – I could do with some rejuvenatement! I’m definitely a ripe chick with some Peter Pan attitude. You made me laugh with ‘Texture may be wrinkled โ€“ this is normal’!

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    • lillian December 7, 2016 / 4:13 am

      Always glad to hand out some chuckles….the grinning kind, not the old fashioned candy kind. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • kim881 December 7, 2016 / 6:52 am



  6. Glenn Buttkus December 7, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    Levity is luscious–chuckles, smiles, titters–you rocked the prompt, hailed the season–bravo.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian December 7, 2016 / 4:57 pm

      Ah, thanks for the very kind words, Glenn. I do love chuckles and titters! ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Waltermarks December 7, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    I think i’ve put in too much lemon pepper. Perhaps more Chardonnay would even it out. Love your perspective. Hope it works, just keep stepping lively

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian December 8, 2016 / 12:07 pm

      …right into Thursday’s prompt and response! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Mish December 7, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    Oh I knew you would not disappoint! So many entertaining lines…I love the idea of life as “lemon pepper”. The tinseled tree brings back memories. Funny how I loved it as a child. Maybe I should bring a little tinsel back into my life. Thanks for rising to the challenge, Lill. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • lillian December 8, 2016 / 12:09 pm

      I tinseled our tree for years, strand by strand. Two years ago, with the Vermont Company, found “old fashioned tinsel” (I thought that’s what I was using!) which is pieces of very thin tin, spiraled, one side painted red or green or left silver…you hang them with a thread. Can had about 20. Use those now and I must say, much easier and they look lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚


      • Mish December 8, 2016 / 12:28 pm

        That sounds interesting..will check it out.


  9. Renee Espriu December 8, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    I think, perhaps, I need to try this for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚


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