Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #62


                              photo/ magpie tales/ tess kincaid


THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT kinds of folk in the yolk  world....a subject that comes to mind because of this week's Mag...thanks Tess, and pass the salt, please...


OVER, NOT EASY

Take it back.
Please.
I don't like leaky yellow
seeping into white goo.

When I say "over"
I mean flip it,
till the edges crunch,
and the yolk looks
as if it can bounce.

Please.
Tease that egg.

Don't serve me
sunny side up,
or runny side down.

A hockey puck
on toast will do.


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38 comments:

Isabel Doyle said...

firm opinions on eggs then ...
nicely composed Magpie

Lolamouse said...

"hockey puck on toast" That's great! This made me smile this morning.

Tess Kincaid said...

I'm very particular about my eggs, too, in fact these are a bit on the overdone side for me!

Lyn said...

Hi Isabel-
Definitely is a visceral reaction..Thanks for the visit!!

Lyn said...

Hi Lolamouse-
Any smile in the AM is OK with me!!Thank you..

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
Well, we have to differ about something! French toast, anyone?
Thanks for the possibilities!

Helen said...

Lyn, I like my eggs just the way you describe yours ... minus the hockey puck!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
I knew I'd find an ally! And hold the puck!

Jeane said...

ditto xo

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
Glad we agree!! thanks!!

Olivia said...

lolssssss!
I hear ya girl.. no worries, I can cook perfectly crunchy sunny side ups with yolks firmly cooked as well..

Don't forget to sprinkle some salt!!
Hugs xx

Lyn said...

Hi Olivia-
Well, there you go..I just knew I could count on you! And some cracked pepper too..

versebender said...

Very funny and very assertive. "Hockey puck" says it all. To me it is a situational thing...fried like a hockey puck between the slices of a bagel...but gooey if on a plate. The reverse is just wrong on so many levels. Nice write. Vb

Lyn said...

Hi versebender-
I like your combo/bagel, and yes
a drippy bagel..nah..as you say "wrong..."

HyperCRYPTICal said...

I'm fussy about eggs too liking the crisped edges - if it has runny white yuk - can't touch it!

Anna :o]

mrsnesbitt said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Our hens give us the most amazing eggs. I love mine poached!

Lyn said...

Hi HyperCRYPTICal-
Yuk, is right..how do they do it?? So glad you agree, Anna!

Lyn said...

Hi mrsnesbitt-
I do like poached, but mine tend to the hard poached! Thanks for visiting...lucky you and your endless supply!

Chairman Bill said...

...and Worcestershire sauce, which I think you might call English sauce.

A kind stranger....

Lyn said...

Hi Chairman Bill-
I call it Worcestershire too..a bottle lasts about 5 years!
More than kind!!

Margaret Pangert said...

Very clever! I love how your poem builds until you're shouting "a hockey puck on toast!" I also like the lyrical line "Please Tease that egg!" Witty and whimsical--Fun!

Reflections said...

Smiles ... I too like the crunchy edges, but I'm not sure about the hockey puck - that sounds dark!

Lyn said...

Hi Margaret-
So pleased to welcome you..thanks so much! I definitely like when I find a lyrical line!

Lyn said...

Hi Reflections-
Thank you..a poetic exaggeration!But, for me, better than oozy...haha

Margie said...

So enjoyed this, Lyn.
Make mine scrambled!

Margie :)

Trellissimo said...

I'm a soft and runny type! Heh!

Tumblewords: said...

I agree - any way but runnyrunny. :)

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
Comin' right up..I'm a pretty good short order cook!!

Lyn said...

Hi Trellissimo-
Well, I just won't look!! Thanks...

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
That's how the world divides, I guess!! Thank you...

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Ooh what lovely imagery, you really conjure up those differing egg styles!

Steve Isaak said...

LOL, someone's getting their food spit in.

Good writing here, my friend. Tight, perfect for its effect.

Lyn said...

Hi Raph-
Thank you, I really had to scramble for this one!!

Lyn said...

Hi Steve-
I did this prompt with fingers crossed, enjoyed doing it!! Thanks..

joanny said...

ah Lyn this was a 'happy' lyrical poem, with lots of truth running with those 'over easy' eggs, you are right they have to be perfect.

Another lovely poem served up on a magpie fine china.

joanny

Lyn said...

Hi joanny-
So glad you liked this "running" poem and the perfect china!

Jingle said...

you mean it,

eloquent message.
well done.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
That's a divine comment..thank you...
Happy Easter!!

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