Wednesday, 28 May 2014

I shall not abnegate

To abnegate is to give up or deny oneself something, particularly a pleasure. It can also mean to renounce or reject something, such as a right or belief. I'm no abnegator; I believe I shall enjoy eating the rest of this cake as much as I enjoyed the first slice. (I grated the zest of the lemon into the icing and the whole thing smells of citrus freshness.)


26 comments:

Teresa Ashby said...

Your post has made my mouth water. I don't suppose there's any of that cake left is there (she asked hopefully) :-) x

Annalisa Crawford said...

Ooh, cake! It's safe to say, I never abnegate :-)

Linda King said...

Oh blimey, now I fancy cake... (Looks delicious!)

L said...

Great birthday poem and the cake looks yummy too.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy .. looks delicious .. and perfect for chilly May day .. a warming lemon cake .. I'd never abnegate a piece either .. cheers HIlary

Julia Hones said...

Hahaha. Your poem made me laugh, Patsy!
It is good to feel the cold air on the skin, though. It makes us feel alive!
Nice job!

Patsy said...

You mean that rich buttery cake with the gooey lemon curd and tangy lemon icing oozing down the sides, Teresa?

Nope. All gone. *licks fingers*

Patsy said...

Very sensible, Annalisa.

Patsy said...

Oh it was, Linda. It was.

Patsy said...

The cake was definitely better than the verse, Linda.

Patsy said...

It is gooey cake weather isn't it, Hilary?

Patsy said...

The colder the air the less of my skin I want to feel it on, Julia.

Wendy's Writing said...

I was going to write a witty comment using the word, then realised I was getting it muddled with 'abdicate'. Live the poem, Patsy.

Patsy said...

If it's witty it doesn't have to be relevant, Wendy - not on this blog.

Maria said...

Al I have to say is...Yum!

TracyFells said...

Oh I could so eat a piece of that cake. And thank you for teaching me a new word, Patsy. Love the limerick too :) Now I'm going to try and write a limerick using abnegate ...

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Oh, what a yummy looking cake - I'd love a slice of that right now! Thanks for the word and link - I've read the YA book Divergence (and saw the recent film) and one of the groups is called Abnegation!

lizy-expat-writer said...

That cake is so obviously home-made that I am drooling on my keyboard! Funny poem too :D

Patsy said...

It was tasty, Maria.

Patsy said...

I hope I get to read it once you have, Tracy.

Patsy said...

That doesn't sound like a fun group to join, Rosemary.

Patsy said...

It has that 'never seen a factory' look, hasn't it, Lizy.

Oscar said...

STOP, STOP, STOP, I'm getting hungry!!

Patsy said...

Stop all the tangy, gooey cakey goodness, Oscar?

Anonymous said...

That's my kind of cake, and love the poem. I was wondering why the stats are so high on write-critical. You've added your blog - came here from there, good idea. Maybe I'll think of a poem. Need some food first after looking at that cake.

Patsy said...

You'd have needed to be much quicker to grad a slice, Suzy - and somehow grad it while Gary wasn't looking.