Have you ever seen a white meringue,
With the sugar and the egg and the whole shebang?
Well I made a bunch with my dad one day
After watching Bake-Off in the month of May.
First we whisked the shiny egg-white,
Then we took a break to pop a can of Sprite.
Next came the sugar we put in the bowl,
We whisked it some more – stiff peaks were our goal.
After a while we spooned it out,
My arm was hurting – there was no doubt!
We put it in the oven to bake for a while,
After 3 hours or so, you could smell it for a mile!
We took them out, they looked so amazing,
My mouth was ready for some pastry grazing.
Overall it made me feel so happy.
Let’s make some more – and make it snappy!
The ‘Word of Wandsworth’ poetry competition asked children to submit a poem on what makes them feel happy, something particularly poignant given the backdrop of a global pandemic and living through a lockdown. Anyway, after a fun day making meringues – and then eating them! – this activity was very much on his mind when sitting down to work on his poem. And what’s more, it received a special commendation from the judges! Very proud!