The Quality of Whipped Cream

Whipped cream can do so much more than complete; 
from chocolate mousse  
to romantic notions in books and films,  
one can’t help but be drawn to its recipe, 
come and observe, 
sometimes, reading is nothing more, than a gentle  
reminder to let the heart open itself up 
to possibilities– 
I love it when words touch another soul.  

Whipped cream is a common figure of rhetoric;  
simply dab on his cheek and wait for him  
to respond,  
is art of effective whisking which takes  
only five minutes, 
buckwheat shortcakes with earl-grey apricot  
compote, 
believe me when I say  
it’s incumbent to find the perfect companion, 
be it individual or dessert that beguiles the senses.  

Whipped cream exercises a great charm over  
her contemporaries, 
greek yogurt hardly possesses the same, 
to be honest, 
perfect for when blooms converse beneath 
the sun 
or when estranged lovers meet– 
so much better than butter and milk, 
it envisages truth  
and touches upon a world, invisible to 
the naked eye, 
whipped cream belongs only to moments.  

The gates of the underworld remain closed; 
I laud whipped cream 
for spirits that wander in the wilderness  
are afraid of taste, 
heavenly, as a cloud topping of mascarpone, 
it’s easier to give in  
and admit to sinful indulgence,  
I wonder as to how many of them have fled  
at mere thought– 
whipped cream is when one is afraid 
they will say the unsaid, are you brave enough? 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: Strawberry and white cream on ceramic, unsplash 

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28 thoughts on “The Quality of Whipped Cream

  1. Grace says:

    How charming this poem is. Love the whole language of the second stanza, starting with:Whipped cream is a common figure of rhetoric; Also this line plays to the senses totally: this whipped cream belongs only to moments.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! 💄❤️

  2. Oh my goodness, Sanaa, you have me drooling over chocolate mousse with whipped cream! And it’s only a few hours until bedtime! I too love it when words touch another soul, and I love the idea that ‘whipped cream belongs only to moments’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Kim 😍 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🥂

  3. msjadeli says:

    “find the perfect companion,
    be it individual or dessert that beguiles the senses”
    And all that is left to be done is put the cherries on top.
    Ooh la la liked this one, Sanaa, especially the challenge at the end.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa 😀 so glad the poem and its imagery appealed to you 💄❤️

  4. paeansunplugged says:

    You whipped up an incredibly delicious write, rich in metaphors! Stunning, Sanaa. ❤️❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Punam 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  5. Mish says:

    Oh wow, Sanaa…..you took the simplicity of whipped cream and made it…hmm, not so simple anymore. I especially love “it envisages truth and touches upon a world, invisible to the naked eye,
    whipped cream belongs only to moments.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Mish 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  6. Dwight L. Roth says:

    Wonderful Sanaa. Cool Whip and Canned Whipped Cream don’t hold a candle to the real thing!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  7. gillena cox says:

    “Whipped cream exercises a great charm over
    her contemporaries, ”

    Very sensous issues are given to whipped cream.
    Happy Tuesday with a topping of whipped cream😊

    Much💚love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

      Much love back 🥂

  8. Unique!!

    Those buckwheat shortcakes with earl-grey apricot compote sound especially amazing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Melissa 😀 so glad the poem and its imagery appealed to you 💄❤️

  9. Helen says:

    Sanaa, you really followed his style / form to a “T” … wow oh wow. I think, I think I am brave enough!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  10. Christine says:

    I love how you brought so much more to whipped cream than just a garnish!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Christine 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  11. Funny enough, I actually can’t stand whipped cream, but I really enjoyed the imagery in this poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, JYP 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  12. lynn__ says:

    Ok, sounds like a challenge, Sanaa! So next time i might take whipped cream on my chai 😉

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lynn 😀 so glad the poem and its imagery appealed to you 💄❤️

  13. What a lovely tribute to whipped cream! Now I want some Earl Grey!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Yayyy! Thank you so much, Colleen 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  14. sensationally sensual Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Laura 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

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