Angel cake

The Daily Post prompt is: cake


Autumn morning,

Rain damp grass

Spills diamond drops,

When walkers pass.


Red apple falls,

So quickly spoils,

Wasp-bright bruises,

Good taste recoils.


Brisk and brusque,

Autumn winds make

Scattered crumbs

Of angel cake.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

6 thoughts on “Angel cake”

    1. To be honest, we don’t call it anything; I’m supposing it’s a very light kind of cake. It’s a term I read somewhere. Now you mention it, it might have been angel food cake. Poetic licence 🙂

  1. Oh Jane! Your poetry makes my day, always! How do you do this? I love to write poetry as well but what’s your secret? How can I ever improve? Please give me some tips. I’ll very much appreciate it 🙂

    1. That’s a wonderful compliment—the best! I don’t know what to say except to read poetry and ask yourself what draws you to particular poets/poems/lines. I’ve always loved the lyrical poets, particularly Yeats, and the Shakespeare lines I love best are the vivid images. Once you know what does it for you, try and imitate the style. It helps to lean on somebody else until you develop your own personal style. Other than that, you just have to write and write and write 🙂 Why don’t you join in the poetry challenge on Wednesdays? It’s amazing what an inspired prompt produces.

      1. Hi Jane, thank you for the tips. I shall invest more time reading poetry!
        What’s the poetry challenge on Wednesdays? I’m not aware of this. I know there’s a daily prompt. If it’s not too much hassle, could you possibly provide a link or something, please?

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