Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Carry On Seeing Double

These double choc digestives
have left us with double vision,
we feel like we've downed a double whiskey
and are waiting for the transition,
into our coffee we've poured double cream
looking so sharp in our double denim.

Setting out on a double decker
to meet our double date,
'Drive on at the double!',
we're in double trouble if we're late
for our mixed doubles tennis match,
double love we hope to catch.

Now nestling in the double bed
Each discard their Double D!
Here beneath the double duvet
we're heading into double jeopardy,
time to revel in double exposure
let's double up and find sweet closure.....

Biscuit: McVitie's Double Chocolate Digestives
Taste test: 8.5 out of 10
Cost: £1 from Tesco in Brockenhurst

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The Biscuit Bards

The Biscuit Poets made a flying visit to Shakespeare's Globe this week to seek poetic enlightenment and inspiration.

Upon participating in an energetic workshop  we were encouraged to channel our inner Titania or Oberon - yes, you guessed it,  Midsummer Night's Dream. The highlight was definitely the moment when Gary (in red above) called to Jo (next to him) "Ill met by moonlight proud Titanic" - I'm sure Shakespeare himself would have preferred Titania's new name, very fitting. Wilf and Shan also wowed us with there incredible rendition of Oberon and Titanic's initial meeting - all the world is definitely a stage where they are concerned!

As you can imagine we were too busy to even munch a biscuit, let alone compose verse about one but fear not fair ladies and nasty knaves we will return fresh from our Shakespearean exploits to woo you with our words next week.


The Biscuit Bards x

Friday, 11 October 2013

Terza Rima Biscotti

This poem is written in Terz Rima - a 3 line stanza form, borrowed from the Italian Poets (e.g.Dante). For those of you who want to have a go, the rhyming scheme is aba, bcb, cdc, ded etc.

Mattina gli amanti biscotto (Good morning biscuit lovers),
Try this almondy biscuit dunked in coffee,
'Suck it and see' is our motto.

We hope you like our verse so lofty,
Enigmatic like the Mona Lisa's smile,
As she chews on her italian biscuit not so soft, si?*

Italy is famous for its style and fashion;
Gucci, Valentino, Versace and Prada,
They use clothes to expresso their passion.

Fast cars fuel the signorina's ardour.
Ferrari, Lamborghini, what could be hotter,
while their macho menfolk, and this biscuit, just grow harder.

*She didn't bank on the almonds within, and ended up with a toothless grin.

Biscuit: Arden & Amici Almond and Chocolate Chunk Biscotti
Taste test: 8 out of 10
Cost: £2.49 from Waitrose in Lymington

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Twix star-crossed lovers

Today's creative writing session was centred around Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. During our break we munched on half a Twix each and decided to dig deep and release our inner bards. The resulting poem is definitely a work in progress - it was a tricky task after all! 

If you would like to contribute a line please do, just comment, tweet, or message us on Facebook.

The difference twix day and night;
one is dark the other bright,

like the enduring love twix Helena and Demetrius
cunningly coerced by her Father, Egeus,

or Queen Titania in slumber on grass
awakening to feel love twix her and an acting ass,

whilst the four star crossed lovers stumbled twix fog and mist
Yearning for the course of true love to end in a kiss,

latterly the forest fairies pranced and sang their song
as Puck tried to undo his confusion twix right and wrong.

If you fail to understand our poetic theme,
take heed, it's based on Midsummer Night's Dream.

Biscuit: Twix biscuit fingers (4 x 50g)
Taste test: 9 out of 10
Cost:  £1 from Tesco in Brockenhurst