Fame is a Fickle Food

Emily Dickinson

So Em fans, you can be famous – just answer the  question –  Who are you? – by Friday, July 2.

  Use punctuation, capitalization, hymns or psalms, meter or pattern – or not.  We love Em’s  idiosyncratic dash – write short – stun, surprise, please us.

As for crumbs the crows will inspect, try this:

Emily Dickinson’s  Black Cake Recipe
(updated for modern kitchens)

Place a shallow pan of water on the bottom of the oven. Preheat oven to 225 F.

2 cups sugar
1/2 pound butter
5 eggs
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp mace
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 nutmeg, ground
1/4-1/2 cup brandy
1 pound raisins
2/3 pound currants
2/3 pound citron

Add sugar gradually to butter; blend until light and creamy. Add unbeaten eggs & molasses. Beat well. Resift flour with soda and spices. If you’re using unsalted butter, add 1/2 tsp salt. Beat sifted ingredients into mixture, alternately adding brandy. Stir in raisins, currants, and citron.
Pour batter into two loaf pans lined with waxed paper.
Bake at 225 F for 3 hours (this is not a typo). Remove pan of water for last 1/2 hour. Let loaves cool before removing from pans. Remove paper and wrap in fresh paper.

Forever – is composed of Nows –

You don’t have Forever…the time is Now.

One week left to answer Emily’s question in prose, poetry or code   …Who are you?

The winning entry will be posted on Friday, July 2, 2010.

Wow us with Bolts – of Melody.

Good Luck! :)

Emily Dickinson Giveaway Challenge

Hey, Em groupies…

We want your answer to the following question:

I’m nobody! Who are you?

Our favorite answer will be published on our website and the winner will receive a copy of Emily Dickinson-Selected Poems, a Running Press Miniature Edition.

So get writing, go public, tell your thoughts to this Admiring Bog.