Thursday, June 4, 2009

Poetry Stretch: Food Poems

I wrote/rewrote the following poems for Tricia’s Monday Poetry Stretch - Food Glorious Food!. You can read the Poetry Stretch results here.

Jelly Beans

Lemon, lime, and tangerine
Cherry, orange, wintergreen
Grape, vanilla, licorice
Any flavor that I wish
Sitting in my candy dish
Every color tastes delish!


A package
of pale potato moons…
thin slices of spuds
deep fried in fat
till crisp and golden
then sprinkled with salt—
a crunchy munchy snack
that talks back.


Candied cloud,
powdered puff of sweetness
toasted brown on a stick
until it oozes white lava


We pick through
quarts of blueberries
removing stems
shriveled fruit
tiny leaves
until we’re left with
a big bowl
of plump purple pearls
perfect for baking in a pie
that will ooze indigo juices
when sliced and served…
steaming the scent

of a Maine summer
through our kitchen


Julie said...

Elaine - I love that jelly bean poem - perfect for jumping rope!!

Elaine Magliaro said...


I'm glad you liked that poem. I wrote it for a collection--but felt it wasn't strong enough to include in the final manuscript.