Food Bank poem: I want Cake by Julianne DiNenna

This competition raises money for Nourish Food Bank. The winning poem, by public vote, has £50 sent to Nourish in the poet’s name. Voting is by “likes” and ends 12th July 2018.


I Want Cake

is all I want, of
ancestral Egyptian spelt,
Demeter descended within wispy chaff
speared like Roman warriors, god-gifted
Cleopatra on the Nile where they can eat cake,
wise like winds that swept the plains, swept the seed.
And you, my sweet descendent, gift of goddesses’ seed I
planted on this earth, seed that sprouted across the plain,
golden like fields of spelt, fermented in foreign wind,
I wish you all the icing.


3 thoughts on “Food Bank poem: I want Cake by Julianne DiNenna”

  1. Hi, Have to say I find the site confusing.  I’m trying to vote for Belly Up but can no longer find it??  It flashed on the screen momentarily, never to be seen again!  Maybe it’s me.  I really don’t know.  But I’d like to vote for it. I Want Cake is clever, but Belly Up goes straight to the stomach.  Polly East

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