I received my Ph.D. in Gibberish Translation, so whenever I need to pick up extra work, I make cents out of nonsense.
Recently, I pored over poems about this and that, stuff and such, errata and etcetera, until I came across one by a renowned 15th century poet, Emsch the Mensch. Although highly regarded six hundred years ago, little is known about her today, so I would like to bring her work into the light and share it with you here:
Fizzle drizzle mizzle
la di da quizzle
Co choc hot bon mot
Baked Hot Chocolate, How I Love You
by Emsch the Mensch © 1414
Baked hot choc, how I love you
I think about you every day
The yum of soft gooey marshmallow
The slurp of thick, rich chocolate
The melt and twirl and tilt-a-whirl
Ecstasy on my tongue
Although she was writing in the early 1400s, what struck me most about this poet was her uncanny ability to capture and intuit what I, in the 21st century, feel at the very moment. I’m going to have to research her poetry further.
Oh, and while I’m at it, find some baked hot chocolate, too.