Baking is my favorite go-to activity when I need to find focus, can’t sleep, or want to fill my home with the irrisitible smells of steaming apples, grated nutmeg, cinnamon, cozy pumpkin bread, and so much more. With the leaves outside my kitchen windows turning apple colors of reds and gold, my poem centers on an autumn-perfect pie. So, grab a fork as I wish you
Slice and dice apples—sweet, red, and golden.
Add spoonfuls of syrup—plenty to fold in.
Sprinkle in spice—as much as you please.
Then, roll a fine crust—baked crunchy as leaves.
set out pretty cups. Fetch plates and steep tea.
Family and friends come exactly at three.
One slice of pie—one dollop of cream,
with seconds for all—sigh… What a dream.
by Leslie Leibhardt Goodman
What’s your favorite autumn-inspired meal or dessert? I hope you’ll share it with me in the comments.
See you next Friday for the first of my four weeks of autumn-inspired picture book reviews.