Poem 17b: Flaky pastry

(Variations on a folk song. In pantoum form. A tribute to the choruses of many a song.)

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Fliddle-fladdle, that’s what she said
Her eyes were blue and golden her hair. Just another coca cola
Singing, singing, buttercups and daisies, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
All bessics drongins flackle sockin dankle drosits anglen gossin

Her eyes were blue and golden her hair. Just another coca cola
Plongan ickin songton wangson, Ri-fol, ri-fol, tol-de-riddle-li-do
All bessics drongins flackle sockin dankle drosits anglen gossin
Fol-de-dee

Plongan ickin songton wangson, Ri-fol, ri-fol, tol-de-riddle-li-do
On the way… on the way to… Strawberry Fair… raspberries
Fol-de-dee
Selling her ware, fol-de-dee

On the way … on the way to… Strawberry Fair… raspberries
Snackle on the cladfest’s clottin. Just another coca cola
Selling her ware, fol-de-dee
On the way, way down the Swanee Ribber, use a liddle bidder budder

Snackle on the cladfest’s clottin. Just another liddle coca cola
Singing, singing, buttercups and daisies, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
On the way, way down the Swanee Ribber, use a liddle bidder budder
Fliddle-fladdle that’s what she said

Ri-fol, ri-fol, tol-de-riddle-li-do
Ri-fol, ri-fol, tol-de-riddle-dee
Flaky pastry

25 thoughts on “Poem 17b: Flaky pastry

  1. Cynthia Jobin

    ….just another liddle coca cola and a liddle bidder more butter….are you sure the title of this oeuvre shouldn’t be “Yo, Ho, Ho, and A Biddle of Rum”? Tell me you were not under the affluence of inchohol when you wrote it… like so many thinkles might peep you were….

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      The liddle coca cola came from this “old” lady I visited when I was a teenager… she kept leaving the room for “a liddle coca cola” which she kept under her bed! Initially the poem was meant to sound drunker and more drunkerer but it didn’t seem to work!

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      1. Cynthia Jobin

        If that was the intent, I think it worked fine. I can picture someone rolling flakey pastry dough— the kind where you have to keep adding a little more butter— while singling a wacky medley of song bits, and stopping every so often for “a liddle coca cola”…..it’s very amusing!

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        1. Bruce Goodman Post author

          I’m glad you put an “e” into flakey. I put an e into it and the spell checker said it was wrong. So I looked in the freezer at the packaging of flaky pastry sheets and it was without the e. I therefore left out the e, but I still prefer the e in! It still tastes the same – with or without the e – especially if rolled with a liddle bit of coca cola.

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          1. Cynthia Jobin

            I think both spellings are okay, and since I learned to cook with that frozen dough when it was called “puff pastry” or “fillo,” I make a distinction (it’s just me) between literally flaky pastry and metaphorically flakey people. This poem is about both, I think!

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