January resolutions may be fading, but it is still the month of new beginnings. Coincidentally, today is my husband's birthday. So over at our house we'll enjoy the cake of choice from his boyhood --yellow cake with peanut butter icing and a grape jelly filling. A glass of milk is required to wash it down. Yum!
For today's prompt I'll provide the word list ingredients for your poem referring to either new beginnings or a birthday (happy or sad or in-between). I'm not looking for an ingredient poem about baking a cake! I'll be full-up on dessert anyway. I want to feast on the words you insert into your new creation on newness itself, or on a special celebration you are looking forward to, or a milestone memory you recall about a loved one.
Mudslide, landslide, red velvet, carrot.... there are so many ways to mix goodness into your poem. Choose all four words from ONE of these word lists to build your new poem:
solace trace pause over
inwardness sweat reflect beginning
need forgiveness unfolding back
thanks weight years ahead
I look forward to reading and savouring your respective slices of life. Also enjoy this musical inspiration from Stevie Nicks.