Beautiful Food Poetry by Shel Silverstein

September 25, 2011

Many people remember Shel Silverstein as the beloved illustrator and author of childhood poetry, including the legendary Where The Sidewalk Ends. Now, 12 years after his death, his family has released a new collection of beautiful poems called Everything on It

As the title suggests, some of the poetry is inspired by food. There were more than 1,000 poems to choose from, but the family narrowed the selections down to 145. Here's a sample from the collection: 

Italian Food

Oh, how I love Italian food.
I eat it all the time,
Not just 'cause how good it tastes
But 'cause how good it rhymes.
Minestrone, cannelloni,
Macaroni, rigatoni,
Spaghettini, scallopini,
Escarole, braciole,
Insalata, cremolata, manicotti,
Marinara, carbonara,
Shrimp francese, Bolognese,
Ravioli, mostaccioli,
Mozzarella, tagliatelle,
Fried zucchini, rollatini,
Fettuccine, green linguine,
Tortellini, Tetrazzini,
Oops—I think I split my jeani.

You can buy the book here

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