While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced. . .

While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced. . .

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Looking for a Few Good Food Poems

What are your favorite poems to do with food?  Have you written any yourself?  

It's not only food that nourishes us, and gives us energy.  Good poems are capable of nurturing our creative energies, and send us into our days either fully sated, or hungering for more.  

Here's a poem, (seeing as I just featured a photo of vegetables in a bowl, ready for their transformation to homemade pizza topping):

How to Select an Eggplant



He’s thinking torso   Rubenesque

She suggests breaded

medallions  parmigiano-reggiano


marinara so blood red, so night-

shade on the tongue

it makes her blush.  Aubergine


he breathes, and says it again.  

Crostini   Chianti   Balsamic   

Rub a little extra virgin


Olio Verde into flesh,

make it hiss. This one is a breast

he says, perfect


cupped in his palm.  Better grab two  

she muses – the moon

is full tonight.

Ronda Broatch

From the chapbook Shedding Our Skins
Finishing Line Press (2008)

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