I thought I’d rerun this, in honor of Earth Day:
Carl Sagan is credited with saying, “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”
So I thought, ‘Who isn’t up for a good geography lesson on the earth’s layers – while hanging out at the dinner table, eating a worthy illustration made of ooey-gooey pie?’ I figured we could have our pie and live on it too!
Insert two parts core.
Center, magnetize, stir
at faster rotational pace.
Layer mantle. Use
Easybake oven, circulating heat.
Thin, crispiness of
Continents, ocean floors,
oozing volcano pie.
Serve on tectonic plates.
Here’s to earth pie in your eye! -jody
The ingredients & recipe for Earth Pie were originally written in response to:
Trifecta’s weekend Trifextra Writing Challenge forty-nine: As you’ll recall from your elementary science class days, the structure of the earth can be divided most simply into three sections: core, mantle, crust. (Diagram is below.) Give us 33 words from it. Interpret the prompt however you wish–literal, metaphorical, or somewhere in between.
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