Monday, February 28, 2011

Tuesday Poem: The Cheese Report

On the coast today expect
gusty shredded mozzarella
with foggy cottage
in the morning hours.
Partial Edam in the afternoon,
with periods of bleu.
Highs in the 50's.

Inland expect increasing Manchego
with scattered wet Stilton.
Windy and mostly Jack on Saturday
with possible feta flurries.
Lows around 30.

In the mountains: Roquefort advisory
with accumulations of up to 3 feet.
Gouda becoming easterly 20-30 miles per hour.
Pecorino warning on the northern slopes.

Extended outlook calls for frozen Limburger
off and on through Friday,
with partial afternoon Brie.
Cheddar level, around 500 feet.
Chance of cheese: 100%.


© T. Clear 2011
A version of this originally appeared in Poultry.


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  1. I love this! And not just because I love cheese.Thankyou, T.

  2. Oh, T. this was a delight from beginning to end. I laughed all the way through it, it was so understated and clever and not one beat off!! Great, T.! xo

  3. it's raining grated parmesan!!!

  4. Brilliant woman - thanks for this, T!

    Over here, Cumulus Colby are accumulating. . . better bring in the washing? xo

  5. I've always loved this poem. It is even more memorable hearing you read it out loud!

  6. Mouthwatering! Although I like the idea of keeping the Limburger frozen.

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  8. Give me a good sharp Stilton with my martini, any day! Wonderful poem, T. I'm going to link to it in a near future post, wherein I direct folks to some great writing.

    Have a good weekend!

  9. Tara, lovely! I'm honored!