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Today: In honor of National Poetry Month, we’re sharing some of our favorite poems. And yes, they’re all about food.
It's no secret that we like to dabble in other forms of food writing. But as National Poetry Month comes to a close, we're taking a break from counting syllables on our fingers to read how other people express their thoughts on food and cooking through poetry. Here are our recommendations for 17 food-related poems to tuck into along with your afternoon snack:
Figs by D.H. Lawrence
After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost
Potato by Jane Kenyon
Ode to the Onions by Pablo Neruda
This is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams
Pomelo with Fallen Angel by Marcela Sulak
The Emperor of Ice-Cream by Wallace Stevens
Blackberry Eating by Galway Kinnell
Having a Coke with You by Frank O’Hara
Persimmons by Li-Young Lee
The Mad Farmer Liberation Front by Wendell Berry
Sarah Cynthia Slyvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out by Shel Silverstein
Vespers by Louise Glück
Last Night I Dreamed of Chickens by Jack Prelutsky
What's your favorite poem about food? Tell us in the comments!