29 December 2010

Ode to Popcorn

O crunchy, yellow-white mouthful
Of kerneled puffs bountiful,
With your Graciousness my taste buds dance,
Your mildness is so wonderful.

Your goodness bypasses my hips
As over my gums and lips
The pieces crumble and dissolve.
My snack problem you resolve.

Your POINTs content is so low
I can take you wherever I go-
At my desk, in the car, even as I swing
Under the tree to and fro.

As I sit in the gloaming,
In the kitchen my appetite is roaming
For my chewy, savory ambrosia-
For you my mouth is foaming.

Erupting hulls in the expanse resound.
Starch pops and flies, fluffy and round.
This desire is not merely vernal;
It abides for those tempting, tasty kernels.

                       by A. Yeater

Air-popped popcorn is one of my favorite snacks and after-supper munchies.  It is versatile as that little black dress in the closet.  With the right accessories it can be sweet, savory, or spicy.  Even unadulterated, it is smashing!  Without butter or other toppings, three cups of the popped kernels amounts to about a whopping 1 POINT (varies from brand to brand.  Sometimes it is one POINT per 2 popped cups).  It is also a wonderful snack because it is both gluten-free and okay for those on a candida cleanse.  Low calorie, low carbohydrate, no fat.  Curl up with a favorite book- or, if the fingers are buttery, in front of a good TV show or movie, and enjoy!

Copyright December 2010- I worked hard on this silly poem and I may cry if it is stolen.


  1. I am a hig popcorn fan too. I like to flavor it with oregano after I've popped it - YUM!

  2. Mmmm. I like that idea. Next time, I am adding oregano to my popcorn. Thank you!


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