— Poetry Toast Memorial Post

January 29, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Posted in Online Ministry | Leave a comment

Here is a  memorial toast in poetry. Each one is a testimonial, a witness to those who no longer walk this earth but who live inside me:

1. “Commusication”

Let’s say that
music is the most universal language.

Think of me as your whole rest,
in the allegro andante of our 6/8 time.

If science speaks the most perfect language,
I’m your Bunson burner.

‘Cuz mathematics sums our space as infinite,
graph me as 1 to the 1st power.

What I’m sayin’ is: One day
we’ll sing in tune in all 3 keys.

And when I turn up the heat,
you’ll melt at the 1st degree.
—J. Herold, 1984


2. “I Wrote a Good Chicken”

I wrote a good chicken and roasted a poem
after boiling over

Latched my car and drove my briefcase
after breaking down

I sailed to Norwich and flew into Lake Champlain
Flailing around in between

Swirling here and drifting there
after releasing the lines

I washed my sheets and turned down my face
slightly dazed. I wasn’t aware.

Brushed the PJs and slipped on my hair
Climbed into my head and bruised my bed

I read a bad cry and had a good book
Switched off the dogs and pet the lamp

I dreamt to revise and woke to no change
Meditated and resurfaced again

Hope springs eternal and hurt fades
Black/white turns gray;

Time passes on
and the right time will come up

For me to roast a chicken and
write a good poem about simmering down
©2007 June Herold


3. “How the Cone Melts: Ice Cream Names of 2013, 2012, 2010 & 2009”

When it gets hot in Heaven on Earth, the hot eat ice cream – preferably organic, grass-fed and made by my loving hands.
From 2013 so far:

    1. Pope-Tweets, vanilla base with strawberry pop tart bits
    2. Bog Dog; pistachio base with bits of cranberry
    3. Toasted Tick; vanilla base with toasted coconut and chocolate sprinkles
    4. Worship Ahoy; vanilla base with blueberry swhirls
    5. Baked Swabby; raspberry base with chocolate covered pretzel bits
    6. Humblebrag; orange base with dark chocolate bits and splash of grand marnier, smidge of chili pepper
    7. Clipper Chip; vanilla base, macadamian slivers and white choco chips
    8. Mariner’s Munch; coffee base, heathbar bits smashed, chocolate covered fish cookies
    9. Mermaid Mounds; ginger base with cardamum , crystalized ginger bits
    10. Winslow White Chocolate; chocolate base with chunks of white chocolate
    11. Nickerson Nuggies; mint base, walnuts
    12. High Tide Twinkies;  Vanilla base, pound cake bits
    13. Barnstable Banana; Banana base, chocolate covered strawberry bits
    14. Back Bay Butter Rum; –the name says it all
    15. Avoca Jamoca; Chocolate base, chili pepper, almonds
    16. Sandcastle Sundays: blueberry base, dark chocolate covered almonds
    17. Horseshoe Crab Cookie;
    18. 1-click split; Orange base, chili pepper, ginger bits
    19. 5 Ways to Sundaes; Chocolate base, cherries, sprinkles, mini marshmallows
    20. Lusty Lemon; — name says it all but thrown in a little canidied lemon rind
    21. UU Nuts; pistachio base, walnuts, macadamian slivers
    22. Conclave Coconut; Coconut base, pineapple bits
    23. Pius Pistachio; Vanilla base, pistachio bits
    24. Quilt Kix; Vanilla base, frango mint liquour chocolate covered coffee beens
    25. Thrall of it all; Chocolate base, Kahlua, white chocolate chunks, dash of cinnamon
    26. Lickalicious the 3rd; Chocolate base, dark chocolate brownie chunks, frozen banana
    27. Scoop Doggy Dog; Vanilla base, choco-covered pretzels, peanuts
    28. Coffee Clatch; Coffee base cinnamon and pinch of nutgmeg
    29. Clicques ‘n Sticks; Cherry base, vanilla cookie bits
    30. FU Money Mash; Mint base with green tint, bits of real mint, 85% bittersweet chocolate
    31. BWooStah BwowNie; Bwooberry base, chocolate truffle bits

The 2012 list:

  • Peepermint
  • Mermaid Munchies
  • Coconut Cod
  • Pirate Pieces
  • Lobstalicious
  • Shamrock Shizzle
  • Dublin Dreamin’
  • Cork-er
  • Kinsale Krinckles
  • London Longings
  • Jiggery Pokery
  • Gaelic Goodies
  • Avoca Jamoca
  • Baby Guinness
  • Buttered Biscuits
  • Erin go Brownie
  • Luck of the Knish
  • Paddy Peanut


  • Peaceful Peppermint
  • Raspberry Ruffle Truffle
  • Stitches ‘n Kisses
  • Beloved
  • Send in The Clowns
  • Chalice Chip
  • Stewardship Chip
  • Enough w’the Chips
  • Sacred Mo’ Mints
  • Getting Married in the Mornin’
  • Pass the Plate
  • Find Out What They Like
  • And How They Like It
  • N’ Give It To ‘Em
  • Just That Way
  • Olympia Brownie
  • Persevere Pistachio
  • Sondheim Swhirl
  • Bernstein Double Fudge
  • Oklahoma Butter
  • Bernadette’s Bon Bons
  • West Side Strawberry (sorbet)
  • Wedded Bliss
  • Mozart Frugals


  • Shakespeare Twitters (“Once more into the hot fudge…..” 40 characters)
  • Moocho Munchies
  • Suffer Bings & Marshmallows
  • Queer Spumoni
  • The Carmel Gospels
  • Great Mystery Lite
  • Lusty Wench
  • Toot for Hoot
  • Tongues Untied
  • Undies in a Bundle
  • Make Nice
  • 2 Queens We R
  • PolyAmaretto-ous Chip
  • Purple Cow  (Facebook) Poke
  • Chalice Chip Sundae
  • Amazing Grace
  • Nu?
  • ForgedaboutIt
  • Daxied
  • Vermont or Bust
  • Bust, Please
  • Atone Mint
  • Thursday Next
  • Next in Line
  • Noli Me Tangere
  • Oh, Pleeeeeez
  • 525,600 Kisses
  • Never Enough
  • Teddy Pie
  • Tickle Me Truffle
  • Nervous Nelson
  • Make an Appointment
  • Groan n’ Moan
  • Ladybug Lust
  • T-shirt Sundae
  • Watermelon Communion (sorbet)
  • Peppermint Paradise
  • Get The to a Creamery
  • Rainbow Richard III
  • Es Tue, Brownie?
  • Oh, Mellow!
  • King Pear
  • Orange Foolery
  • Carmen, Carmen, Carmen!
  • Valentine Sizzle
  • Bedanglement Banana
  • Kalua Holly OO Ah
  • Glee
  • Dalek Delight
  • Tardus Truffle
  • Dr. Woo Woo
  • Who?
  • Bad Wolf
  • Frango Fango Tango
  • Feel Me Up Raspberry
  • Coconut Refund
  • Mid Summer Night’s Ice Cream
  • The Scream
  • WWJD (the j=june)
  • Crombie Crumble
  • Sacred Presence
  • Act Up
  • Labor of Love
  • The Big Kahlua
  • Lickaliscious
  • White Devil
  • Lovely Ladies of Olivia
  • Iago Ice (sorbet)

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