Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I’m back with my fourth and final poem from The Poetry of US, J. Patrick Lewis’ newest anthology with National Geographic. (You can find the other three here, here, and here.) In this poem, I celebrated the famed Philly cheesesteak–yum! I’ll take mine “provolone with” (provolone instead of Cheeze Whiz, with onions), please! It wa so lovely to share this spread with Linda Sue Park’s sensory tour of an “Asian Market” and Leslea Newman’s “Ode to a Knish Shop.” I’ve never had a knish, and isn’t that what this anthology is all about? Introducing people to all kinds of wonders across our country. This anthology would make a lovely and fun holiday gift for any young explorer!
Here’s the text of this triolet:
Never Say No
It’s messy, delicious…a perfect bite
Never say no to a Philly cheesesteak
Chipped beef and onions, grilled just right
It’s messy, delicious, a perfect bite
It will have you believing in love at first sight!
The chewy roll and gooey cheese make
it messy, delicious—a perfect bite
Never say no to a Philly cheesesteak!
–Laura Purdie Salas, from The Poetry of US
Looking at my files, I found four other cheesesteak poems I wrote to offer to Pat! A riddle, a limerick, a senryu, and a free verse poem. Honestly, I have so much fun trying out different forms with any particular topic. Poetry is like magic–and so is a good cheesesteak;>)
Buffy at Buffy’s Blog has the Poetry Friday Roundup today, so you’ll find lots more poetry there!