Breakfast Poetry: Scrapple Haikus

Posted by Adam Gerard

March 4, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Scrapple Haikus from Scrapple FansA few years ago a blogger for the Baltimore Sun held a Scrapple Poetry Contest. When I found this article recently, I could hardly contain my excitement. Until I read the winners. BORING! Who needs high art when it comes to scrapple?

But a scrapple haiku? Quick and savory, and though it might not be the highest quality, at least you know what you're going go get -- just like scrapple!

So I reached out to the Scrapple Facebook page for some ideas and the folks there came through.

For your consumption, a few Scrapple Haikus.

David W. sets the scene of the ultimate relaxing morning:
breakfast sunday morn
my newspaper and coffee
my scrapple and eggs

Chris M. paints his ideal way to eat some scrapple: 
crunchy scrapple yum
ketchup bottle out the fridge
heaven can now wait

Linda D. makes my mouth water in just a few syllables:
Scrapple on my plate
Crispy, brown, loafy goodness
Pass me the ketchup

You can hear the passion come through in Jason R's haiku. He doesn't care what the rest of the world thinks! You will never stand in the way of his love...for scrapple:
Scrapple oh scrapple
No one understands our love
It will never end

An ode to her favorite meat and favorite brand from Denise:
I know that it's gray
Doesn't stop me from eating
I want my Rapa!

Wise words in scrapple haiku form from Mark P:
Glorious scrapple!
The tastiest breakfast meat.
Don't ask what's in it.

I apprecaite Adam W. managing to get the word "offal" into his scrapple haiku:
Various offal
Blended with spices and starch
Breakfast perfection

And I thought I'd take a stab at a scrapple haiku myself. I call it "A Beginner's Mistake:"
Don't care what you say
I'll eat scrapple every day
Wait, what is in it?

Inspired by all this poetry? Share your own scrapple haiku in the comments!

Photo by kimncris used via Flickr and Creative Commons.

Topics: scrapple poetry, scrapple haiku, audience participation

  

     

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You take the pig and make bacon, ham, pork and so on. What do you do with all the left over pig scraps? You boil 'em, chop 'em up and turn them all into a mush. That mush is combined with some pork stock and grains and then allowed to thicken into a loaf. You typically slice off about a 1/4" piece of the loaf and cook it in a pan so it's crispy on both sides. And that, my friends, is scrapple. Watch this 5-minute video presentation for a bit more scrapple detail.

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