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Looking through fairy dust

A sonnet on a nostalgic childhood snack as part of the snack time sonata challenge

By H.H. CallaghanPublished 20 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
Delicious Traditional Fairy Cakes

The song of grandma and her oven hums

a harmony, percussed by spinning whisk

that dances ‘round the bowl in which it drums

ingredients together ‘til they’re mixed.

The kiln births golden domes in papered tins;

through powdered sugar air, their hearts a-flutter,

She whispers “Let us give these fairies wings…”

and swears that magic’s found in sweetened butter.

The winged cakes into our mouths are hasted,

no trace of crumb, nor fairy dust, nor icing,

She laughs and claims “the best she’s ever tasted,”

to stop at one’s absurd when so enticing!

The greatest treats of fleeting nourishment,

are memories, the sweetest once they’re spent.


About the Creator

H.H. Callaghan

I'm a writer of prose and verse and love all aspects of literature and storytelling. I am working on some big projects, so I hope you all like my work to come! I will be posting smaller pieces in-between, so please indulge in these too.

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  • Esala Gunathilake9 days ago

    Congratulations on your top story.

  • “M”15 days ago

    Great job, congratulations 🥳

  • Anna 15 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story!

  • ROCK 16 days ago

    Newly subscribed; congratulations on your super endearing poem and top story!

  • Asad Message16 days ago

    never discuss your whole probelm with everyone

  • Andrea Corwin 16 days ago

    Besides the poem, that headliner photo makes me WANT SOME! Congrats on TS.

  • Ameer Bibi16 days ago

    Congratulations 🎉🎉 for top story Your tenacity is truly remarkable. Keep pushing through any obstacles in your path.

  • Christy Munson16 days ago

    Congratulations on Top Story!

  • samrin mohammadi16 days ago

    nice one

  • angela hepworth16 days ago

    Gorgeous! Loved this entry.

  • Kristen Balyeat16 days ago

    This is pure magic! 🧚🧁Well done and fantastic entry!

  • Romano Meyer17 days ago

    I enjoyed reading this. great job.

  • Manisha Dhalani20 days ago

    Those last two lines - really hit home. Amazing poem!

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