Food haiku, redux

Harvard has a new food plate, and it looks better than the USDA one that came out in June to replace the food pyramid. Here’s my take on that first one, from June 3.

Food pyramid? Dead!
Replaced by a carved-up plate
Appetizing? No!

Maybe that’s the point
So we’ll eat less, but I have
So many questions

Wine must count as fruit
And beer’s under grains? I know
That’s where doughnuts go

Carrot cake’s under
Vegetables, that’s obvious
With zucchini bread

That dairy circle
Is ice cream, right? Expanding
Waistlines want to know!

Hosni Mubarak’s
Gotta be bummed. First his job,
Now the pyramid

And does this mean all
Middle Eastern food is out?
Cancel the hummus!

What about tapas?
How many small plates will fit
In this danged big plate?

Too many questions!
I’ll keep the pyramid — with
A cherry on top

Random from the past

Random haiku from earlier this year

Feb. 10, Boulevard Brewery and Christopher Elbow release new chocolate beer. I pass:

Chocolate beer? I guess
Christopher doesn’t know his
Ale from his elbow

Beatles on haiku:
“Well she was just seventeen”
Syllables, that is

May 11

You must remember
This: A kiss is just a kiss
But don’t tell Hershey

Digital photos
Have no darkroom moments to
See what develops

And one for a friend, on what would’ve been her father’s 75th birthday:

A dad’s Cheshire smile
Lingers in our memory
Warms us to this day

June 10

Do crazy quilters
Consider their handiwork
A blanket statement?

How to take a “smiley tear”?
Signed, Oxy Moron

July 21

Shuttle touches down
One last time, its star sailors
Back in Earthly port

Hearts that soar must land
But mine, having none of that,
Slips gravity’s grip