Friday, January 6, 2012

ROCK CANDY: An Original Poem

A few years ago, I wrote a Wild Rose Reader post titled How Sweet It Is!: A Poetry Tale. In the post, I talked about a collection of candy poems that I had written—and provided some background on the project. Here’s an excerpt from that post:

My collection of candy poems takes you through a year with sweets. For example, there are poems about a heart-shaped box of chocolates for Valentine's Day, marshmallow chicks for Easter, toasting marshmallows for summer, licorice for Halloween, and chocolate coins for Hanukkah and Christmas.

I wrote the following poem for the month of January. When I was looking at the rock candy that I had bought at Yummies—a candy store in Maine—it made me think of icicles and cold winter days.


Jack Frost waved his magic wand
And conjured up a crystal candy
Perfect for crunching on a winter day…
A rough, jagged icicle
Of sugar frozen on a wooden stick.


 Happy New Year to All!

The Poetry Friday Roundup is at Teaching Authors this week.


Linda B said...

I always love those rock candy sticks one can drop into a cup of tea, just like your picture. The poem connects it to winter & Jack Frost just right, that 'rough, jagged icicle of sugar'.

Katya said...

Sweet! I wish I had seen this poem when my kids made rock candy.

Unknown said...

as a kid i used to hold rock candy close to my eyes and pretend i was an ant looking at a clump of sugar grains up close.

the icicle image is going to stick with me though. it might stick better if we ever se any snow or icicles this year.

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