Spinach is One of My Favorite Foods

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From the book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!

Spinach Is One of My Favorite Foods by Kenn Nesbitt

Oh, spinach is one of my favorite foods;
I savorsavor to perceive by taste or smell, especially with great pleasure or satisfaction. each wonderful bite.
I eat it each day
served up every which wayevery which way in all directions..
I also enjoy it at night.

And yes, I like sauerkrautsauerkraut cabbage cut fine, salted, and allowed to ferment until sour., turnips and leeks,
and all kinds of peppers and shoots.
I think that the beet,
is just perfect to eat
like all other vegetable roots.

I love every leaf, every seed, every sprout;
Each plant in the vegetable phylum.
I like to consume
them right here in my room
at the lunatic mental asylum.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2001. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 4

Topics: Food Poems

Poetic Techniques: Irony, Lyric & Dramatic Poems, Rhyme Schemes

 


From the Book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!


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