Poetry Friday – Cheese!

Friday is National Macaroni and Cheese Day, and to celebrate there will be cheesy poems sprinkled throughout the Poetry Friday community! I can’t wait to see what other delicious poetry my poetry friends will have whipped up!

 cheese ratatouille GIF

I’m pitching in with a cheesy little nugget fromย W. H. Auden, which just happens to be both about cheeseย and poetry (there’s no macaroni present, but hey, two outta three ‘aint bad).

A poetโ€™s hope: to be,
like some valley cheese,
local, but prized elsewhere.

 ratatouille GIF

Here’s hoping we all achieve such lofty goals!

From one cheese (and poetry) lover to another, happy Friday, everyone!

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30 Comments

  • Reply Linda Mitchell

    ha! wonderful….and you are prized all the way to my corner of the world.

    July 14, 2017 at 1:46 am
  • Reply Rebecca Herzog

    A perfect, cheesy little poem! Thank you for sharing.

    July 14, 2017 at 2:31 am
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      You’re welcome! I’m just crackers about cheese! ๐Ÿ™‚

      July 17, 2017 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply dmayr

    Love the quote! And the gifs, too! I hope you have a gouda weekend with plenty of mac and cheese leftovers!

    July 14, 2017 at 2:45 am
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      I love the film Ratatouille because it is just such an unabashed celebration of good food, and as someone who loves to eat, I can relate! ๐Ÿ™‚

      July 15, 2017 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting & Writing

    Looks like these mice are in mouse heaven and came back again, wonderful. I like your little nugget from W. H. Auden too, thanks Jane!

    July 14, 2017 at 3:10 am
  • Reply Donna Smith

    Isn’t that always the way? “prized elsewhere”…

    July 14, 2017 at 4:28 am
  • Reply cvarsalona

    I really enjoyed your poem. Oh to be prized! What a great feeling. Your animated gifs are adorable. Have a happy Mac and Cheese Day.

    July 14, 2017 at 4:49 am
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Wouldn’t that be lovely? Maybe one day! ๐Ÿ™‚

      July 17, 2017 at 11:03 pm
  • Reply Brenda Davis Harsham

    That is a good goal. If only…

    July 14, 2017 at 4:50 am
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      We can all dream! ๐Ÿ™‚

      July 17, 2017 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Bookseedstudio/Jan

    Who, but you Jane, could know that Auden mixed some curds way into his poetry tray? Wonderful!

    July 14, 2017 at 11:29 am
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      It was so much fun going on a cheese-themed internet poetry quest! ๐Ÿ˜€

      July 17, 2017 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Irene Latham

    Ha! This reminds me of the adage about not being celebrated in one’s own country… to think of it this way, as a hope… i like it! Thank you!

    July 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply maryleehahn

    I can’t get over the cheesy bliss on that second mouse’s face!

    Auden packed some big truth into those three lines!

    July 14, 2017 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply haitiruth

    Hey, I’ve got Auden today too, but I didn’t find any cheese! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

    July 14, 2017 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Heidi Mordhorst

    A perfect mouthful! Thanks, Jane!

    July 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Tabatha

    Made me smile with this one, Jane! Love it.

    July 14, 2017 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply ldk

    You always find the cutest videos! Love the quote! Thanks for these.

    July 14, 2017 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Tara

    The poem and the gifs were perfect for this Mac and Cheese day!

    July 14, 2017 at 6:56 pm
  • Reply Buffy Silverman

    What a great quote! And are those Ratatouille cheese lovers? So cute…

    July 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Robyn Hood Black

    Delightful! And YOU are definitely prized hither and yon in all the Poetry Friday realms. :0)

    July 15, 2017 at 2:28 am
  • Reply Kay McGriff (@kaymcgriff)

    Love the GIFT and the wisdom of poetry and cheese from Auden. Two out of three is just about right in this case!

    July 15, 2017 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply Kiesha Shepard

    How clever! Poetry and cheese combine to make a lovely flavor!

    July 15, 2017 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Laura Salas

    Ha! This is so true. Local writers are very underrated for conferences and such. It’s has if leaving town somehow makes you a better writer.

    July 17, 2017 at 7:25 pm
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