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(chocolate) words on (parchment) paper

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At some point during this neverending spring, I decided to practice my chocolate handwriting.

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I stayed late at the kitchen one night with a copy of Not Much Fun: The Lost Poems of Dorothy Parker and found a short poem about springtime and gave it a go.

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The chocolate got out of temper, which you can see by the white streaks, but it didn’t matter, I was just messing around.

Late at night, all alone in my little kitchen with my pastry bag and book of poetry, I got obsessed with the idea that writing a poem in chocolate means that you can manipulate the words a little after they dry.

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If you hold onto them, they melt in your hand, getting all soft and bendy.

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Carefully and gently, you can rearrange them and stack them and shape them,

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and before you know it,

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you’ve made a little home out of poetry.

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17 Responses to “(chocolate) words on (parchment) paper”

  1. lagusta

    Oh, I should say that I didn’t waste that chocolate, I just remelted it and used it. I wouldn’t want anyone to think I just wantonly waste precious choco!

    Reply
  2. orlande

    i am DEEPLY obsessed with this post. i want that picture where you’re holding up “you” all blown up and printed and hung in my house.

    Reply
    • Kate

      ‘i am DEEPLY obsessed with this post. i want that picture where you’re holding up “you” all blown up and printed and hung in my house.”

      i think i’m there with you!
      I found this page by accident and i just wanted to say from a passerby, this is beautiful.

      there needs to be more poetry in the world. Thank you.

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    • lagusta

      Yeah, do it! That would be rad. The giant packing peanut hopper in the background sort of makes it mess though….oh well!

      Reply
  3. w_interrobang (wendy)

    a friend tweeted this earlier today, and it got my morning off to a wonderful start. thanks for such a lovely post.

    Reply

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