Poetry Friday: Delicious Feast for Two (Or three. Or four. Or…)

For today’s Poetry Friday treat, I’m sharing two delectable poems that I hope you all enjoy. The Poetry Friday roundup is hosted by the lovely Marjorie from Paper Tigers.

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How To Eat A Poem
by Eve Merriam

Don’t be polite.
Bite in.
Pick it up and eat the juice that may run down your chin.
It is ready and ripe now whenever you are.
You do not need a knife or fork or spoon
or plate or napkin or tablecloth
For there is no core
or stem
or rind
or pit
or seed
to throw away.

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Pass The Poems, Please
by Jane Baskwill

Pass the poems please
Pile them on my plate
Put them right in front of me
For I can hardly wait
To take each tangy word
To try each tasty rhyme
And when I’ve tried them once or twice
I’ll try them one more time:
So pass the poems please
They just won’t leave my head
I have to have more poems
Before I go to bed.

Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

10 comments on “Poetry Friday: Delicious Feast for Two (Or three. Or four. Or…)

  1. Yum!!


  2. Tasty! I have one more for you — Eating Poetry by Mark Strand:


    • Nice! Thanks Tabatha, will definitely feature that one of these days as we are celebrating “Books about Books and the River of Words” for our bimonthly theme. 🙂


  3. Tabatha beat me to it. I love the Mark Strand one too. Thanks Fats for the other two. I know the first, very fun, but the Pass The Poems, Please is new, also terrific.


  4. Love these — always up for a feast! Had seen the first poem before, but not the second. Thanks for the nosh :).


  5. Great poems! I really like the “How to Eat a Poem” one!


  6. Scrummy 🙂 And I like the images you found to go with the poems.


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