Archive for January, 2017

Epiphany Eve Birthday


Epiphany, or Three Kings Day, is the Christian festival celebrating the arrival of the Magi to visit the Christ child.  In the west it is also known as Twelfth Night, the twelfth night after Christmas, which is January 6.

The word epiphany also means the sudden insight into the essential meaning of something.  My birthday epiphany this year was that chocolate cake must be accompanied by peppermint ice cream.

The following is a Tanka, a poem that is in form with 5/7/5/7/7 lines.

I can make a piece

of flowerless frosted fudge cake

last a week, each slice

dissolving chocolate-heaven

each taste a year of pleasure.


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