Tiny Details


Tiny details make all the difference
When slicing a sandwich in two
Always cut from corner to corner
Leaving two sweetly inviting triangles

Don’t go straight down the middle
Reducing it to crude boring boxes
Not just that either – for the taste
Is appreciably more elegant

What nonsense, I hear you saying
How childish, how ridiculous
Will he never grow up, mature?
Abandon fantasy, accept the real world?

In the meantime he is quite happy
Carefully biting off each corner
So now he has two little cottages
While they are stuck with office blocks

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on June 18, 2012, in Poetry, Writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    I do this! LOLs
    and I make sure I spread whatever i am using evenly
    I love the triangles


  2. Marvelous! I too make triangles of my sandwiches..ha!


  3. And if you share a plate, you can get a wonderful beginning of a spiral with 4 triangles… πŸ˜‰
    what a delightful piece for a sleepy Monday, longing for Sunday!


  4. sarahjaneprosetry

    I love that you write wonderful poetry about simple moments


  5. Made me smile! (I remember my mom always cut my sandwiches in triangles – they just didn’t taste as good in rectangles. And biting off the corners first – I still do that. πŸ™‚ )


  6. I still add spicy mustard in the form of a G! And why not?? πŸ™‚


  7. Since reading this all my sandwiches have become cottages when I look at them! Power of poetry! πŸ˜›


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