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circular economy

steadfastly
crowds flock
to showgrounds
for the carousel
the roundabout
that merry-go-round
or the whirly-gig
inveigled
by colours
lights
and confident showmen
where for small change
your shared ride
can transact
a brief
intimate encounter

in a classic dream chase

First published, ‘Flashes of Brilliance’
https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/poetry-circular-economy-geoffrey-aitken/
edited by Darren White (US), March 2020

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Date Nut Loaf

This is a wonderful old fashioned favourite. Great served in slices spread with butter. Round log tins can be used.

1 cup chopped dates
1 cup water
Bring to the boil for 1 or 2 minutess.
Add 1 level teaspoon carb soda.
Let cool and whip smooth with a fork

1 tablespoon butter or marg
½ to ¾ cup sugar
1 egg
1½ cups SR Flour
½ cup chopped nuts (walnuts most popular)

Cream marg and sugar add beaten egg, flour, date mixture and nuts.
Bake ½ to ¾ hour in log tin in moderate oven.

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