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Haiku Honey? Challenge

By Kristen BalyeatPublished 12 days ago Updated 12 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - September 2023
Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Drippy cheese nuzzled

in sourdough—seared on hot

buttered iron. Crunch!


*Toastie is the British word for grilled cheese. I learned it from an old friend.

Written for Caroline Jane's Haiku Honey? challenge from the Vocal Social Society FB group. Check out the link below and join in:

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Kristen Balyeat

Words fly to me on the wind, bump into me as I'm strolling the city, splash me in the face while I rest by the river, and shake me awake in the middle of the night– I’m humbly one of the many vessels they use to come to life.

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  • Teresa Renton3 days ago

    Congratulations! This is a gorgeously indulgent haiku 😍

  • Sandra Matos4 days ago

    Congratulations on your 2nd place win! Your haiku has me tasting the cheesy crunch!

  • Brenton F8 days ago

    I like toasties (Jaffles in parts of Aust.) more than Haiku. Sourdough bread that holds a nest of sliced ham, indecently peppered and diced tomato and drowning in a pool of melty cheese. You have made me hungry - good job and congrats on the TS!

  • Tiffany Gordon 9 days ago

    Fabulous work Kristen!

  • Naveedkk 10 days ago

    Very well written, congratulations on top story.💗

  • Kendall Defoe 10 days ago

    TS...and so delicious!

  • Rob Angeli10 days ago

    Came back to say congrats on the deliciousness!

  • Caroline Jane10 days ago

    Congratulations on the top story!!!! Fantastic stuff. 🥰🥰🥰

  • Rachel Deeming10 days ago

    I love the word "nuzzled". Such a great choice. Like that toastie is all cosy and snug. Bread and cheese in perfect harmony. Congrats on TS!

  • Dana Stewart10 days ago

    Congrats on a gooey delicious Top Story!

  • Loved this! And as a Brit, that is exactly what I'm going to have for dinner! Congrats on great Top Story!

  • Donna Renee10 days ago

    Yay!! Top Story!! And now I’m craving this AGAIN 🤣

  • Cathy holmes10 days ago

    Congrats on the yummy TS.

  • Nice, Congratulations on your Top Story🎉👌

  • Heather Hubler10 days ago

    My mouth is literally watering...guess I'll be having this for lunch! Loved your take on this, Kristen :) Congrats on Top Story!

  • Paul Stewart10 days ago

    Ooooooh yay! Congrats, pal! Well deserved Top Story!

  • J. S. Wade11 days ago

    Where can I order? Great haiku! 😎

  • Paul Stewart11 days ago

    Oh my...I knew I read this already...but didn't reply or like. Fixing that now. I love everything about this. Cheese toasties are one of my favourite go-to meals, snacks, lift-me-ups, anything really! I also do a non-grilled version in a dry frying pan that is delicious. Add some ham for another layer of lovely flavour. This is a great haiku, Kristen! Well done on making me salivate...pal!

  • Oh God, I'm craving a grilled cheese sandwich now! Why did you do this to me? 🤣🤣🤣

  • Grz Colm12 days ago

    Yummo! 😁

  • I'm hungry now!!! Great haiku!

  • Lamar Wiggins12 days ago

    Mmm, Sign me up!!! 😁

  • Caroline Jane12 days ago

    Oh my! I want to eat that toasted sandwich immediately. I can taste it!! Thank you. 🥰

  • Honestly, now I need a sandwich

  • Cathy holmes12 days ago

    Yummy haiku.

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