The Pancake Threaders Song

image by Ionas Nicolae on pixabay

Heel and toe, heel and toe, it’s over the tallow-dripped boards we go
Turn me around, hold me high, mind the pans, don’t want to fry
Skip it and slip it and skim the next bit, twist it and twine it, make me a wick
Hold it loose, pull it tight, don’t want to burn it, don’t want a light
Heel and toe, heel and toe, it’s over the tallow-dripped boards we go
Join as one, join as all, forget the choices, raise your voices,
Take the cake, take the pan, but don’t take it wrong
In this, the Pancake Threaders song

Written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: 102 words.



About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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42 Responses to The Pancake Threaders Song

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    Catchy little verse. Off to Google to find out what pancake threading is.

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  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Very mysterious write. Nice take on the prompt. I know you’ll fill us in. 🙂

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  3. Jen Goldie says:

    I searched it the last time you referred to Pancake Threading. No matter how I tried all I got was knitting. lol

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  4. Dale says:

    That was a fun take.
    And you made up a dance to go with your song, to boot!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Yes a catchy clever rhyme, and that mysterious Pancake thread….

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  6. The rhythm of this is so interesting – kind of like a tribal dance, is the way I felt it.

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  7. Very catchy, though I’m also lost on the term. 🙂

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  8. When I read your poem, I Googled about “Pancake threader”. I got no answer, and so I started singing this song aloud with claps to keep the rhythm. And it fit in so beautifully! I really wanted to dance to it. You can easily be lyricist if you want. 🙂


  9. Each time I read “heel and toe” I instinctively tapped my heel and toe on the floor… The rhythm is interesting, like H.R.R. said, tribal. Though I also thought of a chant or a spell as well…
    It seems you have stoked the fires of intrigue with this pancake threading…

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  10. I LOVE this Crispina, you’re slowly building up a folklore of pancake threading…

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