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


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  2. Beautiful dunked in a glass of vin santo, holy Italian dessert wine. You see, it's not just tea that you can dunk biscuits in!


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