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The Health-Food Diner - Poem by Maya Angelou

The Health-Food Diner
No sprouted wheat and soya shoots
And Brussels in a cake,
Carrot straw and spinach raw,
(Today, I need a steak).

Not thick brown rice and rice pilaw
Or mushrooms creamed on toast,
Turnips mashed and parsnips hashed,
(I'm dreaming of a roast).

Health-food folks around the world
Are thinned by anxious zeal,
They look for help in seafood kelp
(I count on breaded veal).

No smoking signs, raw mustard greens,
Zucchini by the ton,
Uncooked kale and bodies frail
Are sure to make me run

to

Loins of pork and chicken thighs
And standing rib, so prime,
Pork chops brown and fresh ground round
(I crave them all the time).

Irish stews and boiled corned beef
and hot dogs by the scores,
or any place that saves a space
For smoking carnivores.


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  • Rookie - 244 Points Bimisola Babalola (5/5/2015 5:46:00 AM)

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Poems About Food

  1. 1. The Health-Food Diner , Maya Angelou
  2. 2. Fame Is A Fickle Food (1659) , Emily Dickinson
  3. 3. This Is Just To Say , William Carlos Williams
  4. 4. Butter , Elizabeth Alexander
  5. 5. Sonnet 75: So Are You To My Thoughts As .. , William Shakespeare
  6. 6. For Viola: De Gustibus , William Carlos Williams
  7. 7. Inviting A Friend To Supper , Ben Jonson
  8. 8. A Miracle For Breakfast , Elizabeth Bishop
  9. 9. The Walrus And The Baker's Man , Lewis Carroll
  10. 10. Mutton , Jonathan Swift
  11. 11. Breakfast , Mary Lamb
  12. 12. Strawberrying , May Swenson
  13. 13. Crazy About Her Shrimp , Charles Simic
  14. 14. Address To A Haggis , Robert Burns
  15. 15. Beautiful Soup , Lewis Carroll
  16. 16. A Cider Song , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  17. 17. The Ballade Of The Glutton , Norman Rowland Gale
  18. 18. The Ballad Of Bouillabaisse , William Makepeace Thackeray
  19. 19. Persicos Odi , William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. 20. Christmas Cheer , Thomas Tusser
  21. 21. The Walrus And The Carpenter , Lewis Carroll
  22. 22. Dinner In A Quick Lunch Room , Stephen Vincent Benet
  23. 23. To The Immortal Memory Of The Halibut, O.. , William Cowper
  24. 24. Cherries , Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  25. 25. To A Goose , Robert Southey
  26. 26. The Cantelope , James Bayard Taylor
  27. 27. Oberon's Feast , Robert Herrick
  28. 28. Apple-Pie And Cheese , Eugene Field
  29. 29. With Strawberries We Filled A Tray , William Ernest Henley
  30. 30. Raisin Pie , Edgar Albert Guest
  31. 31. Of Books And Cheese , John Heywood
  32. 32. Digging , Seamus Heaney
  33. 33. For A Cook , Craig Arnold
  34. 34. Valentine , Carol Ann Duffy
  35. 35. Deep In Our Refrigerator , Jack Prelutsky
  36. 36. Coolness Of The Melons , Matsuo Basho
  37. 37. Oystering , Richard Howard
  38. 38. Chocolate Milk , Ron Padgett
  39. 39. Counterman , Paul Violi
  40. 40. Da Capo , Jane Hirshfield
  41. 41. Oysters , Seamus Heaney
  42. 42. Crab , Sharon Olds
  43. 43. Grub First, Then Ethics , Wystan Hugh Auden
  44. 44. Hot , Craig Arnold
  45. 45. Autumn Is The Time Of Year , Kenn Nesbitt
  46. 46. A Funny Christmas , Kenn Nesbitt
  47. 47. September On Jessore Road , Allen Ginsberg
  48. 48. The Clean Plater , Ogden Nash
  49. 49. ** A Pill For Every Ill ** , ANJALI SINHA
  50. 50. Paradise Regained , John Milton
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