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 and the whole has smells of citrus freshness)

Cake goes well with birthdays, don't you think? That makes this poetry competition relevant. Don't deny yourself the pleasure that winning the $100 prize could bring.

My entry is here.

26 comments:

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

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    1. 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*

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

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

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  4. Great birthday poem and the cake looks yummy too.

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    1. The cake was definitely better than the verse, Linda.

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

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

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  6. 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!

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

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

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

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  8. 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 ...

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

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  9. 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!

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

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

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

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

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    1. Stop all the tangy, gooey cakey goodness, Oscar?

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  12. 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.

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

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